With his diploma, the young photographer Christian Rolfes is breathing new life into portrait photography. He is part of a generation of those who not only grew up with this permanent networking but who also play with it. This is clear in his andandand.net project for which he has been awarded ADC’s “Junior Talent of the Year”. In his images, Rolfes combines a curiousity for photographic handicraft with a flair for finding interesting new faces. He invites his subjects into staged scenarios, ultimately turning the photo shoot into a game. Whether on the web, on location or in studio: Christian Rolfes’ portraits are theatrical and this theatre comes from the very heart of his models.
Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Eyewear, NewYorkRioTokyo, Spiegel, Komödchen, Stadt Düsseldorf