Urban - NOMINEE: Michael Schwan
The beauty of decay
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Photographer Michael Schwan's mission is to explore "Lost Places" across Europe. He belongs to the group of urban explorer. The attraction to look behind closed doors is his motivation. He has already found some morbid treasures that have long since been forgotten. Whether furnished villas in Portugal or vacant magnificent castles in Poland does not matter. To make the perfect picture is no way to far for him.
Accompany him on a journey into the past, places that no one had seen for a long time, to places which step by step recaptures by the nature.
Michael Schwan, was born in 1988 in Germany, was at the age of 18 years to photography, for henceforth he developed a growing passion. Early on he was fascinated particularly the Lost Places - the abandoned and forgotten places. Meanwhile, Michael Schwan leads the search for suitable locations throughout Europe. He has already found some morbid treasures that man has just left. The curiosity to see behind closed doors, this is the motivation that still drives him today.
2018, designboom architecture + design magazine, New York, USA
2018, Aesthetica Magazine, York, UK
2018, Der Reiz der Landschaft, Calvendo Verlag
2018, Die Schönheit des Verfalls, Calvendo Verlag
2017, Light Art Academy, India
2015, Bergakademische Schätze, Chemnitzer Verlag und Druck
Sep 2018 - Top 100 Photography Award by Picanova @ Photokina, Köln, Germany
Sep 2018 - Fujifilm @ Photokina, Köln, Germany
May 2018 - Gallery Nugloss, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
April 2018 - Trierenberg Super Circuit, Austria
March 2014 - community exhibition @ Café ankh, Chemnitz, Germany
December 2013 - community exhibition @ TU-Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany
2018 - Top 100 Photography Award @ Picanova, Finalist