Florian Genz
Dortmund, full postal address can be found in my data privacy information

My first camera got stolen before I could take a single picture with it. I had won the small point and shoot at a creative writing contest when I was 10. After that it took me 14 years to get my second one. In the meantime I would draw comics, imagine stories, play convoluted roleplaying games in the woods and build virtual arenas for others to play in - and somehow ended up in a 9-5 office job. Stress management was suddenly more important than creativity. Without any real prospect I quit, used my last paycheck to buy another camera and started studying photography in Dortmund. What started as escapism developed into a way for me to learn from myself and the world by taking pictures of what I care about. My works share themes like memory, reality, perception, consequence and preconception. I think of myself as a magical realism documentary photographer: I try to document the invisible. Photography allows me to tell stories on the verge of fact and fiction, to allow viewers to fill in the gaps for themselves.
This website was built with Indexhibit :)
Portrait by Simon Gerlinger :)