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A wind is rising

Holger Mischke
Viersen, Germany

About the Artist

Holger Mischke is a photographer, musician, and writer. His website is www.holgermischke.com.

In his work, he combines black and white photography with prosaic texts, describing the world filtered through the world inside him. The photographs record moments at locations ranging from his living room to far away places and the words reflect the thoughts he had, the emotions he felt making the photograph. This combination is meant to inspire the viewer to find their own narrative in his images. He believes when the same mindfulness and openness that he tries to practice finding and craftin…

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About the Artist

Holger Mischke is a photographer, musician, and writer. His website is www.holgermischke.com.

In his work, he combines black and white photography with prosaic texts, describing the world filtered through the world inside him. The photographs record moments at locations ranging from his living room to far away places and the words reflect the thoughts he had, the emotions he felt making the photograph. This combination is meant to inspire the viewer to find their own narrative in his images. He believes when the same mindfulness and openness that he tries to practice finding and crafting these images are practiced looking at them, a photograph and a viewer can find each other and have a real connection. A connection that involve the viewer, the artist, the print, and the reality it represents, and so the circle is complete.

The photos are all captured on digital cameras and he uses the processes and possibilities of the digital darkroom to further carve out priorities and emphasis in the images and map out the journey through the picture. Both in the cameras and in post-production lie any number of specific features and creative possibilities of the relatively young art form that digital photography has come to be. And still, the final product is the print as a piece of art to actually hold and appreciate.

Holger has worked with his mentor, and friend Harold Davis as well as British professor of photography Paul Hill.

Holger has written for Harold Davis' blog and Kevin Raber's photopxl.com and has done presentations on John Cornicello's Conversations and for Sheldon Long's fineartpapers.ie.

Holger Mischke (born 1967) lives in Viersen, Germany with his fiancee Christina and their dogs Leah and Ben. Although photography, music, and writing are his musician, he also cares for mentally handicapped persons part-time.

Artist’s Work

All i need
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All I Need

By Holger Mischke

And miles to go
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And Miles To Go

By Holger Mischke

I know you are
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I Know You Are

By Holger Mischke

The way home
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The Way Home

By Holger Mischke

That she blows
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That She Blows

By Holger Mischke

You will know
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You Will Know

By Holger Mischke

Elodie
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Elodie

By Holger Mischke

My word is light
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My Word Is Light

By Holger Mischke

Standing there
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Standing There

By Holger Mischke

In my spot
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In My Spot

By Holger Mischke

Looking east
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Looking East

By Holger Mischke

Breathing out
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Breathing Out

By Holger Mischke

Almost there 3
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Almost There

By Holger Mischke

Lost post
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Lost Post

By Holger Mischke

Near or far
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Near Or Far

By Holger Mischke

The path 8
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The Path

By Holger Mischke

Reaching out 3
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Reaching Out

By Holger Mischke

  chacun son go t
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À Chacun Son Goût

By Holger Mischke

A wind is rising
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A Wind Is Rising

By Holger Mischke

Selected Exhibitions

  • Königsburg Süchteln
    Viersen, Germany, 2019
  • Kulturcafe Papperlapapp
    Tönisvorst, Germany, 2019
  • Festival Viersen OpenArt
    Viersen Germany, 2017
  • Hotel De Ville of Orsay
    Orsay, France, 2016

Press and Accolades

  • "Holger Mischke not only manages to capture nature's poetry with his camera, but also to put the poetry of his thoughts into words." - Westdeutsche Zeitung
    January 11, 2019
  • "Holger Mischke has a sense for lines and waves, for the geometry of a landscape." - Rheinische Post
    January 11, 2019
  • "I admire your landscape and seascapes where it is lovely to get lost in the clouds. " - Barry Iverson
    August 1, 2020
  • "I've been impressed with his photography since we've been working together, and particularly his analysis and thought processes regarding the work which are uniquely his." - Harold Davis
    June 27, 2018