Christopher Schroeder is a photographer whose work oscillates between documentary and artistic photography that is dedicated to dystopic and utopian prospects of the overall humankind experience based on the law of coincidence.
His photographs are characterized by a meditative silence
a deep melancholy and poetry that lies in the momentum of loneliness or being in transit
and a view on people, their behavior and history.
Since he is German, he also reflects on what this means to him.
[work: MADE IN GERMANY]
Christopher visited about 50 countries on more than 100 individual travels, where the major portion of his work has been created over a period of roughly 20 years.
He was born in 1979 and lives/ lived in Hamburg, Munich and Beijing while he spends some time in Paris every year. If he is not at home or abroad, you will find him at the beaches of northern Germany or somewhere in the Alps with his van.
Christopher holds a master in engineering & economics and passed the Documentary Photography course at the University of the Arts London.
Beyond that he participated in several meditation silent retreats, e.g. in Indonesia and Norway, and practices meditation and Yoga. These aspects strongly influence his photographic work too.