Uwe Langmann

Germany, Memmingen

Uwe Langmann is a German fine art photographer born in 1985. His aspiration in photography is less about portraying the world as it is, and more about showing the poetry in the ordinary. Like a painter creates an abstraction of what he sees, Langmann tries to show a personal interpretation of reality that can only be seen with the help of certain photographic tools.
His works have been shown in many national and international exhibitions. He has won many international awards, most prominently Photographer of the Year at OneEyeland Awards and FineArt Photographer of the Year at the Black and White Zebra Awards.

About the book:
In his project “Mono no Aware” photographer Uwe Langmann explores the notion of ‘emptiness’, a concept which has its origins in Zen Buddhism. Like in the classic Japanese ink paintings (sumi-e), the photographer uses empty, almost white surfaces on which he presents his sparsely arranged motifs. The white of an unpainted paper in sumi-e, becomes a snow surface, an overexposed grey sky or the surface of water in Langmann’s images. On these surfaces, which he calls ‘resonance spaces’, he stages minimalist, silent gestures of man and nature.
For Langmann, landscapes, people, animals and objects become projection screens for his thoughts and feelings as well as for those of the viewer, who is constantly encouraged to enter into an active intellectual dialogue with what they see.

Book title: mono no aware; photographs by Uwe Langmann
Photographer: Uwe Langmann
Text authors: Prof. Dr. Bernd Stiegler and Uwe Langmann
Publisher: Self Published
21.5 × 17 cm
German & English


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Uwe Langmann, Mono no Aware; Photographs by Uwe Langmann
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