Kerstin Arnemann : The Power of Lines, Shapes and Light

I have a slight preference for Architecture Photography as well as for “Architectural Street Photography, where I combine two subjects of equal importance.

I started my photography journey in late 2009, at that time I shot everything and none of them made me fully happy and satisfied until I started shooting long exposure photography.

The reason I love long exposure photography and presenting my images mainly in black and white/monochrome is it enables me to express my own personal vision and to recreate the world in my images according to my imagination thus giving them a personal note.

I have a slight preference for Architecture Photography as well as for “Architectural Street Photography, where I combine two subjects of equal importance. It always fascinates me to see how different shapes, lines and light combine and play off each other. In my Architecture Photography I avoid showing the viewer a simple game of patterns and lines, but I try to reach the soul of the structure by using light and shade, tonal values and chiaroscuro to emphasize the appeal of structural forms, like for example in my series Musical Architecture and Shape of Sounds. The images consist in abstract art forms based on rhythm, proportion and harmony. The same characteristics that please the eye also please the ear. Musical terms such as rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, dynamics, and articulation refer both to architecture and to music.

Kerstin Arnemann Musical architecture IV

In my Architectural Street Photography, the presence of people is intended to reveal the architectural object, which can be noticed in my series Soul of a City. I am using motion blur of people in my images on purpose to give the image a timeless feeling. My main aim is to create images that provoke emotion, stimulating the mind of the viewer and to convey my ideas and feelings of beauty which surround us everywhere. Since lately I concentrated as well on landscape photography always trying to find different shapes and lines offered in nature, which fascinates me the most.

I personally prefer to work on photography series instead of isolated images, as I feel it is an effective way to generate creativity. Photography series helps me to improve artistically. It gives me the possibility to express myself in a more effective way. It is my visual language of telling a story. My aim is creating images that stays with me, the viewer and fulfil my personal vision instead of creating only popular images and it makes me feel very happy when people understand the story behind the image, which is the most important aspect for me, when publishing or exhibiting my images. Photography is such a powerful tool to communicate, stimulate and provoke, just like for a writer his book. Another very important aspect for me is, since I discovered long exposure photography for myself, I feel in peace with myself, which allows me to enjoy the place which surrounds me, the time to prepare for my shoot to take the picture and to free my creativity.

Photography for me involves a lot more than a simple click on the camera trigger button. It is a combination of my own vision, light painting and photography itself. It involves quite a bit of study as well as a lot of creativity. It is for me a continuous challenge and learning process. At this point I would like to quote the famous painter Pablo Picasso, who made a very interesting statement: “I have always been very interested in photography. I have looked at far more photographs than I have paintings. Because their reality is stronger than reality itself.”

About Kerstin Arnemann

I am German and live in Malta, a very tiny but beautiful island. Photography is the best way for me to express myself. I love fine art, monochrome, long exposures of architecture, motion blur, intentional camera movement and architectural street photography. [Official Website]

Kerstin_Arnemann_The Paradox of Freedom

Kerstin_Arnemann_Musical architecture II Kerstin_Arnemann_Soul of the CityI Kerstin_Arnemann_Soul of the City III Kerstin_Arnemann_Soul of the City II Kerstin_Arnemann_Shape of Sound III Kerstin_Arnemann_Shape of Sound II Kerstin_Arnemann_Shape of Sound I  Kerstin Arnemann  Kerstin Arnemann  Kerstin Arnemann  Kerstin Arnemann  Kerstin Arnemann  Kerstin Arnemann  Kerstin Arnemann  Kerstin Arnemann

Kerstin_Arnemann_Lines shape the world

Kerstin_Arnemann_Lines shape the world II

More Stories

Dancers; Lifting Up by Jacqueline Zilberberg

Dancers; Lifting Up by Jacqueline Zilberberg

The photographs of dance improvisations, accompanied by the dancers’ own words, trace the resuscitation of the dancers and their practice when, in the absence of colleagues and audiences, they reinvented their relation to their bodies and to the discipline of dance.
Tithe Muse by Nicoletta Cerasomma

Tithe Muse by Nicoletta Cerasomma

Teresa Bandettini was one of the most talented eclectic woman of the XIX century. She was well known as the intellectual dancer due to her captivating and touching extemporization performances.
My Americana by Joseph Patronite

My Americana by Joseph Patronite

“My Americana” is a long-term photography essay. Its goal: to create a contemporary view of the people, places or happenings which depict The United States of America.

Monochromatic Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the monochromatic awards. We are looking
for the best monochrome picture for this year, 2022.

The contest is open to any interpretation of monochromatic photography,
black and white, grayscale, sepia or any type of tone.

DEADLINE | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

PHOTO BY © SVETLIN YOSIFOV
My mum by Viet Van Tran

My mum by Viet Van Tran

To me, my mum, 88 years old, is a mirror of her will to rise up in the life and overcome disease. I want to record some moments forever, not only in my mind and heart, but also in a tangible shape.
From a Distance by Antonis Giakoumakis

From a Distance by Antonis Giakoumakis

This series of my photos, which has been captured in a photo book, is nothing more than an attempt to approach human moments that are most often done subconsciously. An effort that continues.
Beginning to die by Ana Leal

Beginning to die by Ana Leal

The work “Beginning to die” reflects on the physical and psychological aspects that women go through when their fertility naturally comes to an end. I started this project in 2019 when appeared the first signs that I was entering the climacteric, the period that women go through until they reach menopause, which is actually the last menstrual cycle.

Featured Stories

Street Stories by Castro Frank

Street Stories by Castro Frank

Contemporary Street Photographer, Castro Frank was born on August 28th, 1983. This Los Angeles native’s style of photography fuses together a journalistic approach with an artistic eye to create imagery.
Heartfelt Welcome by Argus Paul Estabrook

Heartfelt Welcome by Argus Paul Estabrook

On November 7, 2017, South Korean President Moon Jae-in extended a “heartfelt welcome” towards US President Donald Trump as he arrived in South Korea for a two-day summit to reaffirm the Korea-US alliance.
Hidden Landscape by Stefan Schlumpf

Hidden Landscape by Stefan Schlumpf

Grey, melted snow and ice runs like silent tears. Crumbling, ancient ice crunches. Tired from the fight against the warmth, the glaciers take flight, fleeing from human ignorance.
Nude art : Ties of perception by Nofar Horovitz

Nude art : Ties of perception by Nofar Horovitz

Being a photographer immersed in the process of recovering from sexual assault brought up the subjects of nude art, body image, womanhood, female empowerment and coping with stress and trauma to my attention.
Midwest Memoir by Michael Knapstein

Midwest Memoir by Michael Knapstein

There is a certain magic to the American Midwest. Honest. Modest. Understated. Sometimes unappreciated. Often overlooked. I created Midwest Memoir as a way to help others see the American Midwest in a whole new light.
Artistic nude; Lemnviu by Moga Alexandru

Artistic nude; Lemnviu by Moga Alexandru

LEMNVIU is the result and manifestation of all this process to understand the sculptures and the artistic vibe of the 80s. The human character in the photos mimics the theme of the sculpture as we know it now, using the body’s expressive means
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Mono-banner.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Monochromatic Awards. We are eager to see photograhs with new focus points and innovative approaches

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/banner.jpg

The book where words and images meet to never leave each other, The book contains 20 evocative paintings; each of them is a double page. 56 printed pages | 235x165mm

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/call21.jpg

Call For Entries #21 | After 20 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Uummannaq by Camille Michel

Uummannaq by Camille Michel

Uummannaq is an island in the North West of Greenland, located 590km from the Arctic Circle. ‘Uummannaq’ means “Heart-shaped” in Greenlandic language., so- named due to apparence of the island’s mountain.
Michael Vincent Manalo ; Imagined memories

Michael Vincent Manalo ; Imagined memories

Born in Manila, Philippines in 1986, Michael lives and is based in Taichung, Taiwan. He is a visual artist who focuses on photography, photo-manipulation and installations.
Michal Baran ; Beauty & Fashion Photography

Michal Baran ; Beauty & Fashion Photography

Michał Baran was born and raised in Poland, graduating in computer science, he worked as a web-master, graphic designer and developer, but his greatest passion has always been photography. 
Waiting Girls by Sadegh Souri

Waiting Girls by Sadegh Souri

In Iran, death penalty is given to the children for the crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, and armed robbery. According to the Islamic Penal Law, the age when girls are held accountable for their crimes is 9 years old, while the international conventions have banned the death penalty for individuals under 18.
Nude York by Reka Nyari

Nude York by Reka Nyari

Artist Reka Nyari has been shooting nudes all over the roofs of New York City for the past 3 years. Inspired by her feeling of loneliness from when she first arrived to the city, as well as her desire to conquer the Big Apple.
Delhi … where life never stops 
by Victoria Knobloch & Jagdev Singh

Delhi … where life never stops 
by Victoria Knobloch & Jagdev Singh

Monochrome Photoart is a joint venture of the german photographer Victoria Knobloch and the indian photographer Jagdev Singh. Their work highlights the essence of human existence with the same loving eyes yet individualy different.

Call For Entries

We are looking for 6 fantastic photographers
who want to give an incredible impulse to their career.

We are going to put your photographs in front of the eyes of the directors
of the best galleries, festivals and agencies around the world.
Are you coming with us?

DEADLINE | TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022

PHOTO BY © JULIA FULLERTON-BATTEN

Trending Stories

As tu vu ma soeur jumelle? by Olympe Tits

As tu vu ma soeur jumelle? by Olympe Tits

Have you seen my twin sister? So often I’ve pondered upon this question during my childhood years. For so long I believed I lost her in cod death or that she died in the womb.
In a crazy bubble by Omri Shomer

In a crazy bubble by Omri Shomer

There seems to be almost nothing that disturbs those living there, not financial difficulties, not terror attacks, not even the flood of tourists coming for the Eurovision, that intimidating European song contest.
The dark tribe by Aga Szydlik

The dark tribe by Aga Szydlik

Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state in India, surrounded on the north by Afghanistan and China, on the east by China, on the south by Himachal Pradesh and on the west by the north-west Pakistan. 
Christmas trees by Seigar

Christmas trees by Seigar

This series explores life, life as a circle. Though we are seeing these Christmas trees in their final moments, they as well as people have a beginning, middle and an end.
Ethiopia; The art of disappearing by Harry Fisch

Ethiopia; The art of disappearing by Harry Fisch

The trucks continually roll past the roads that lead to their villages, spitting out so much dust that people living in the villages can no longer breathe. 
Love for Uganda by Victoria Knobloch

Love for Uganda by Victoria Knobloch

Many times I already traveled to Uganda and have gained a lot of insight. But I travel there not only for photography, but also because of my humanitarian project Deseret Foundatione.
Koyaanisqatsi by Victoria Art

Koyaanisqatsi by Victoria Art

Reflection of watching a documentary trilogy Godfrey Reggio with music composer Philip Glass was embodied in the atmosphere of my shooting "Koyaaniskatsi". In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means "life out of balance".
Priests of Ethiopia by Benjamin Angel

Priests of Ethiopia by Benjamin Angel

Ethiopia became Christian in the IVth century and has kept a very vivid faith. Its Orthodox Church is home to spectacular traditions, with a high number of processions where thousands of people dance and sing in the street for days.
Tokyo; Suits of kabukicho by Rokas Jankus

Tokyo; Suits of kabukicho by Rokas Jankus

By dusk, the streets of this endless seeming city are being roamed by 'suits'. Its a known, yet overlooked phenomenon. Hungry for bowls of ramen, raw tuna, cold sake out of cans and women, they're being delivered by red taxis to amusement miles in Shinjuku,

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.