2020 — Stuttgart, Germany
About this series
The exultant joy that embraces the whole world and the abysmal sadness that seems to offer no escape. The photographer Oliver Raschka is reliving parts of his childhood with his sons. Who reflects and knows in every second that these moments will be passing. The remarkable aspect of this work is the masculine perspective on both of his sons. In contemporary photographic art it is mainly women who reflect and interpret their perspective upon their children and their everyday life. Furthermore, the children photographed are mostly girls.
Here this indeed is different and thus new and unseen. As with Sally Mann, the gaze is not focused on the family but solely on the children. But in place of a paradise garden, here a limited space has been created in which the boys must above all: Move! Action is the motto! As soon as they wake up, the action starts. And luckily there are two of them and they are in mutual agreement on this point at least. And Raschka is always on board. Never again will growing up be as wonderful as it is with small children. And as Raschka knows that, he takes pictures. With the same vigour as his sons start into their day in the morning..
Photographer: Oliver Raschka
Based in: Cologne, Germany