“My work can be summed up as: developing photos, developing time, developing time like a picture”
The photographic series Journey by Katja Liebmann records the winter landscape which appears behind the window of a train moving across East Frisia. The photographs are void of human figures, showing fields, cottages, and trees. The images, often blurred, capture the speed and surroundings, emphasising the fleeting nature of the present.
Katja Liebmann returned to the city she had called home, to photograph the Berlin neighborhood in which she had lived for her series Dwellings. The images, captured through the window of a moving bus, appear blurry and foggy - their softness resonating with the often dream-like quality of our memories.
Dwellings is a part of Liebmann’s on-going examination of the confluence of time, movement, and environment. Katja’s use of early photographic techniques further reinforces the theme of time, reflecting on tools of the past to emphasise the fleeting nature of the present. Katja’s process, she stresses, is not nostalgic. Instead, it is a study of our continual progression over time.