Guido Steenkamp’s photographs are created spontaneously, in fleeting, unique moments. They neither uncover causal connections, nor are they intended to explain anything. Rather, Guido Steenkamp looks for the extraordinary in everyday situations – a gesture, a mere shadow perhaps, or a peculiar example of how people react in their surroundings.
The photographs make their effect through their aesthetic form, their symbolic significance and the sometimes cynical, sometimes ironic observations in public spaces. The result is a series of unstaged photographs documenting little surrealistic moments in the ordinary everyday life in the streets of Berlin, caught on film over the past few years.