Timo was born and raised in the South of Germany in the countryside. His exchange semester in the UK made him a new person with a much wider perspective on the world than before. So he decided to gain more experience abroad in Asia and moved to Thailand. This is where he discovered photography as a way to make sense of the world around him. In his daytime job, he tried to foster cultural exchange between Thailand and his home country Germany. After 16 years in Thailand, he moved back to Germany and discovered, that you can have a culture shock in the country of your birht after staying away for some time.
As a photographer I have specialised in portrait photography and street photography. As I have spent a large chunk of my life in other countries, I have experienced the frictions between people from different cultures on the one hand and on the other hand the eye-opening experience to see the world from a different perspective than the one you grew up with and to realise, how much your view of the world is shaped by your experiences and your cultural upbringing. In my work, I'm especially interested in exploring how your perception of someone or something is shaped by your cultural perspective and to let the viewer become aware this.