I'm Jürgen Bürgin, 40 years, from Berlin, Germany.
With "Urban Ballads" I'm telling stories, short instances of life in the big cities of our world. All are street photographs from strangers, unknown people, passing by in the streets of the cities. Each photo of the series is telling a fictional story, to be exact all photos are intended to cause a stream of memories, of connotations, to provoke a mood - different in each beholder. I'm trying to produce photos, that remind on film stills, taken from movies that tell stories about melancholy, solitude, incertitude, sadness, but also hope, curiosity, confidence. I try to find photographs that keep a secret, that remain mysterious, that pose answers - but do not tell solutions to the secrets. I'm trying to find photos that do not tell stories woth light, but with the absence of light, darkness, shadows, or with blur.
Weekend portfolio selected by Sam Stourdzé.