“Absolute silence, as it is found inside a camera silens, is sensed as an unpleasant or frightening experience as result of the absent of reflexion and therewith the absent of acoustic orientation in space. It leads to sensory deprivation which may induce hallucination or thought disorder caused by the lack of external stimulation. It is used for inquisition and brainwashing and belongs to the white torture as it leaves no visible signs of torture but still is able to shatter human personality within short time.”
Silent-View photography is an art photo project consisting of a photographer (Silent-View) and a model (Fraeulein von Rosenfelde), that tries to implement impressions which may develop in a camera silens into pictures. Escape into the inside as the only way to deal with the isolation.
Since 2005 both of them implement with their pictures particularly gloomy and bizarre, sometimes unsettling themes, but extended their repertoire in 2007/2008 to fashion, glamour and band photography as well as to video art and are always in search of the extraordinary.
By special lighting, individual styling, extravagant poses and striking locations they create a surreal simulacrum of our world. It resembles scenes out of a dream, hallucinations, delusions with joy at the illusion, but never is ordinary or chumming up.
A concept that has been extended and improved through all the time and now speaks its own metaphorical language. The aim is to awake unmistakable impressions and to convey strong emotions. Critical, provocative, expressive, abysmal, but still with a subtle wink and spiced with a pinch of cynicism.
Normally, both of the artists create everything themselves, from locations, make-up, clothing to editing their works. For special projects or jobs they collaborate with selected models, fashion-labels and make-up artists.