life framer - editor`s pick
night life/ dream images
final curtain, from: post mortem
Anyone who suffers from or has experienced recurring nightmares - or even night terrors - knows all too well the fear of going to sleep and what it can bring.
The anticipation of the unknown can create an anxiety around what`s to come once a deep sleep sets in, the waiting state almost as terrifying as the nightmares themselves.
The curtain in this image can be read as closed window curtain insinuating a bedtime setting, or a stage curtain, ready to be pulled up as soon as the theatrics beginn.
A very effective and simple image, with a - dare I say it - Hitchcockian `film still` element.
Monochrome Photography Awards 2020
honorable mention / fine art
International Photography Grant
Talent of the year 2020 / Finalist
Michael Koch - left to my own devices.
honorable mention for:
Michael Koch - eternal collection in fine art category
minimalist photography awards 2020.
granted with honorable mention for eternal collection
in Conceptual Category in the 4th edition of MonoVisions Photography Awards.
‘Lost in Isolation’ is an online exhibition by 37 artists and is curated by Void Collective.
All of the selected artworks have been made during, or relating to, times of isolation.
Featuring painting, photography, objects, performance and sound, the works in the exhibition circle around the themes of isolation,
loss and mourning and explore how we navigate such periods in our lives.
The works on show cover a broad range of responses to theme and highlight how art becomes even more meaningful during these moments;
connecting us through these intimate and collective times of solitude and grief.
Exhibition Starts on May 26th 2020
my work Aspic is part of the two eternities exhibition.
online via re-direct-gallery
my work Mandala is part of the 2020 lenscratch self-quaratining exhibition
2nd Place Winner in Monochrome Photography Awards 2019
in Conceptual Category.
still life - alternative exposures
loosenart international group exhibition
03.01.2020 - 04.02.2020
0pening Friday, 03.01.2020 - 6 pm
Millepiani, Via N. Odero, 13 Rome
snap to grid, group exhibition, LACDA Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
Saturday receptions and openings: December 14. 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: December 12, 2019 - January 4, 2020
ArtWalk Preview: Thursday, December 12. 7-9pm
my work clown / mother is part of the 2019 lenscratch family exhibition.
curated by Jon Feinstein for humble arts foundation
Around the world, political and social division threatens irreparable damage. The bubbles we inhabit protect us, make us feel a drugged-kind-of safe while extending our distance from those who
think differently. As the election year approaches, as 45 continues to tweet hateful words, as violence blends into the grey of the news cycle, as the earth melts, as we don't have time to
talk....the world can feel grim and apocalyptic. But love, trite as it may seem, is a constant.
The photographs in this group show are reminders of that staying power. Of empathy. Of opportunities to rise and relate.
Of faith in a positive future.
honorable mention for Michael Koch: just like heaven
The determing element in Michael Koch’s photographic work is transformation. Private individuals change into role models who mingle with art historical and mass media
patterns. This combination with private and public elements in pictures bother a kind of a psychological suspence opening the direction of motives of desire.
These “archetype role models” from dandy to diva, from hero to failure – refer to the personality of the performer which Koch examines in the process of explanation.
His pictures often evoke a certain distance. Insects, stuffed animals, withered flowers, skin, disguised people – the uncanny and inherent beauty are all part of Koch`s reality. He is showing a construction of reality that thoroughly allows to tell beautiful lies.
The series "just like heaven" shows a selection of portraits taken from 1999 - 2019.
post mortem / shortlisted Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019
is now featured as part of the life framer collection.
SCULPTORVOX VOLUME 3: A GOD COMPLEX
As artists and creatives it is difficult to separate ourselves from the work. The art is fundamentally imbued with self, regardless of how far we think we are separated from it. We make decisions, investigate, explore, construct, and each time we personally shape and affect the outcome. It’s ours, we created it. We are gods of our own small worlds. This volume delves into the very human idea of creator, master and control. A desire to give meaning and attain understanding. It is a look at the ego. It is about a sense of self, place, value and identity.
“God is dead…what sacred games shall we have to invent?” – Nietzsche
Alex Baddeley, Anders Aarvik, John Carney, Emanuele Vara, Hannah Nussbaum, Emma Bani-Walker, Gabriella Sonabend, John O’Hare, Vasiliy Kononov-Gredin, Jacob Lombard, Graham Keddie, Hannah Honeywill, Isabella Eyre & Janieta Eyre, Martina Mullaney, Julio Orta, Matthew Lloyd, Michael Koch, Ritchard Allaway.
Limited edition run
issn 2515-7329 03
published by urban fugitive ltd
life framer - editor`s pick
youthhood / songs of innocence
"This image shows the ability to work with colors, textures and tonal contrast.
It`s poetic and melancholic. I appreciate the artistic vision of the photographer and the ability to use technique in his favor."
Nominee Award in Nature
for Michael Koch: eternal collection
5th edition of Fine Art Photography Awards.
curated by Daniel Everett
Jan.26 - Feb. 27. 2019
washer / dryer projects.
Jon Feinstein, Fred Lahache, Casey James Wilson, Ivo Fovanna,
Justin Hodges, Annelise Duque, Ryan Oskin, Jeremy Haik, James Talbot,
Michael Koch, Megan Livingston, Pierre-Marie Drapeau-Martin,
Samantha Lynn Croteau, Christian Michael Filardo, Riccardo Banfi.
awarded in Monochrome Photography Awards 2018 with honorable mention
in professional nature category.
honorable mention for Michael Koch: eternal collection.
my work nightdogs in the 2018 lenscratch dark night exhibition.
the eyes of Roseline
new body of work.
In his series eternal collection, German photographer Michael Koch “combines photographs of nature and science and its (re)presentation.” According to the artist, the pictures explore “the space between the imagined and real.” Isolated in fields of gray or black, taxidermy animals, specimens, and skeletons are presented objectively, yet in a way that’s slightly unsettling. There’s such a variety of contrast in the pictures. In many of them, there’s a flatness that’s disorienting and at the same time pleasant; it’s as if everything non-essential has been smoothed away. I love the mystery that this quality adds, particularly in the photograph Parental Care, of a bird with a nest. I feel like I’m looking into a diorama in a natural history museum, searching for the representation of an animal that’s only active in low light.
Muybridge`s horse / Emma Kisiel
Photo Features / PHOTOGRVPHY MAGAZINE & GRANT
Michael Koch: eternal collection
L.A. Photo Curator
THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
curated by Carol Erb
"Animals can be found just about everywhere on our planet, from tiny single cell microorganisms to gigantic creatures that roam the land and swim in the sea.
Birds and insects dance around us in magical aerial ballets. Animals dazzle us with their colors and patterns. They ewoke feelings in us of fear and love." Carol Erb
honorable mention for Michael Koch: Absprung. Global Photography Award
international group exhibition
OPENING Thursday 1st March 6:00 pm
Millepiani, via N. Odero 13 - Rome, Italy
From monday to friday - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
One of the most immediate creative forms going through history and centuries, from the ancient times until today, is the mask.
Connected to a tribal production as well as to a post-modern era, it can be shaped within a multitude of materials,
from wood to stone, from plastic to iron, from paper to textiles.
This variety can be also associated to its multiple meanings and purposes.
A mask can be used to hide and, at the same time, to show something; to change the reality while revealing a profound truth;
to filter what is in front of us, whilst directly
This theme, with its interesting complexity, is exhibited at the space Millepiani in Rome during the whole month of March.
new series: AUFSICHT.
about the forest of childhood. 2017 (ongoing project)
Künstler Michael Koch im Gespräch.
Nominee Award in Nature for the winning entry ETERNAL COLLECTION in the 2017 Photogrvphy Grant.
Winning series were selected by panel of international judges, including: Hugh Merrell, Jon Feinstein, Michael Pritchard, David Bram, Sarah Krueger, Aram Kim, Fosi Vegue, Barry W Hughes, Emanuele Cucuzza, Robyn Lange, Jurriaan Van Kranendonk, Christina Force, Gianpaolo Arena, John Kenney, Niccolò Fano, Daria Bonera, Steve Bisson, Rohit Vohra, Jorrit R Dijkstra, Alison Zavos and Martin Stavars.
awarded in Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 with honorable mention
in professional portrait category.
kuratiert von Julia Ritterskamp für Kirschenpflücker e.V.
04.11.16 - 18.11.16
artist book 09/ 2016
20 pages, 19cm x 19cm
edition of 45
Michael Koch - camouflage, 2015
in combination with Niko Luoma, Harold Diaz and a poem by Luke MacLean
Michael Koch - selected photographs from euphoria and arena
Freifrau, 2016 - from: deception is part of:
»A Process 2.0«
Krakow Photomonth 2016 / crisis? what crisis?
Festival Center, Tytonie, ul. Dolnych Młynów 10 Krakow
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 – Sunday, May 16th, 2016
Exhibition On view until Sunday, June 12th, 2016
Curated and edited by DER GREIF.
MICHAEL KOCH THE SAME DEEP WATER AS YOU
artist book - OUT NOW!
edition of 35
26 Pages, soft pink cover padding, 21cm x 28cm
including photographic work from the series: euphoria, deception and post mortem, 2014 - 2015
+49 172 27 12 800
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permission of Michael Koch.
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