I‘m a photographer, but I‘m a collector, too. This series is a continuous search of strange but appealing situations in totally ordinary surroundings. The photographs are not staged, they freeze a real found situation, they are fragments of everyday life. I don‘t follow a strict concept, but act solely intuitively. I find motifs at social events as well as coincidentally on the street. By that, a sort of visual diary emerges. Despite the documentary method it is clearly not the reality which is only being reflected unfiltered by me. In fact, I don‘t think that photography can – or even should – accomplish that. It is my personal view. I release the shutter to freeze a situation, and in a fraction of a second, it is already past. This tinning process of momentariness still fascinates me. But despite the fact that the picture only reflects a tiny fragment of what really happened, a new, fictional story is being told by the combination of these tinned memories.
* The title could be translated as „I‘m okay – how are you?“ – but there‘s actually no accurate translation whatsoever. „Muss ja.“ simply means „Have to.“ or „Has to.“ and is a sarcastic colloquial reply in Germany to the everyday set phrase „Wie geht‘s?“ („How are you?“). „Und selbst?“ means „How about you?“