About Guido Klumpe:
I was born in 1971 and live in Hannover, a city with 500.000 citizens in Germany.
My first contact with street photography was on my travels in the 90´s when I even don’t know anything about this genre. Since 2016 I have been concentrating exclusively on street and minimal photography.
Since I am blind on the left side since birth and have only 25% vision on the other eye, I am rather a slow photographer.
Composing a stage and waiting for the decisive moment is my favourite way to work.
I can be very patient. Sometimes I´m kneeling on the floor for 15 minutes, when I think it´s worth it.
Mostly a clean and eyecatching composition is important for me.
I love to work with light, colors, reflections, and forms of the city landscapes in relation to the human being. And if the shot is not only well composed but also tells a story or conveys an emotion, I´m happy with it..
I see myself first as a street photographer who wants to document his environment. I am less interested in showing certain characters on the streets. I would rather document the light, the colours and the forms of the urban landscape in relation to the human being.
Minimalist photography is becoming increasingly important to me. Both genres influence each other. I like the challenge to show what I see, and to concentrate on the important elements to create a tension in the picture.
Good minimalist photography is reduced and complex at the same time.
I especially like abstract photography, it makes me understand my environment as a graphic construct that I can take apart and put together anew.
All my shots are unposed.