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
[works: ALL MOUNTAIN, FAITH, RAIN, SEA BE-LONGING, SILENCE, STUDYING CLOUDS, THE BEAUTY OF SPIRIT],
a deep melancholy and poetry that lies in the momentum of loneliness or being in transit
[works: NEW YORK – A CITY AT SLEEP, THE GERMANY TRAIN, URBAN PERSPECTIVES]
and a view on people, their behavior and history.
[works: PEOPLE. CONTEMPORARY. , CONCENTRATION CAMP DACHAU, THE FISHERMEN FROM NGAPALI BEACH, FOOD OR WHAT WE EAT, THE MEDITERRANEAN, THE USE OF BODIES]
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 stays in France for a few weeks every year.
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, completed a self-awareness training and practices meditation and Yoga every day. These aspects strongly influence his photographic work too.