Life is a collection of moments. And a photographer is the agent who has the power to capture these situations. The mechanism and indeed art of photography aims to interrupt the constant progress of change that is life in order to create long-lasting memories. It always involves subjective judgement about the situation at hand. Putting differently, photography involves the nexus of a subject with the situational moment of time.
With his set of skills, the photographer can take the role of a storyteller in an open-ended und multi-period world. His very action of capturing moments is a manifestation of his subjective construction of the reality of time. By doing so, he is faced with boundary conditions and constraints which provide the mechanism for human creativity that allows imagining new possibilities. His essential function is making sense of chaos, reducing the pluralism of life to a simple entity.
Photography is a lived experience revolving around subjects and moments, while paying particular attention to temporal dynamics that frame the photographic process. Furthermore, subjects and moments coevolve and emerge out of a cumulative series of independent events, constantly creating novel scenarios. And I believe that the possibility of capturing these unique events in time is the distinct contribution of photography, which in most cases does not have the power to alter the social situation on a grand scale, but sometimes at least creates intangible value on an individual level. And this is a truly fantastic opportunity.
I am simply an ordinary photographer. But it makes me proud to be able to display my work. I can only hope that you love it as much as I do. Let me know what you think and please enjoy your stay.
Articles & Features:
- Isle of Harris Gin – The Ceilidh Pack. D&AD Awards 2021, Shortlist Credit, May 2021.
- Beaches of Scotland. Hidden Scotland, Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2021.
- By the Sea. Nomadict Magazine, Issue 1, April 2021.
- Nature: Nils Leonhardt. NEOQUE, Issue 10, March 2021.
- Best Places to Visit: Through the Lens of Photographer Nils Leonhardt. Face the Current, Issue 32, January 2021.
- The Challenge of Habitat. On Landscape, Issue 219, November 2020.
- The Curve of Time. Fuji X Passion, Issue 53, November 2020.
- Storytelling Harris. Cowboys from Space – A place for stories about art, music and travel, October 2020.
- PhotoReview Nils Leonhardt. Eye Photo Magazine, Volume #07, September 2020.
- Milky Stream. Fuji X Passion, Photo Inspiration: The Stories Behind The Images, Volume 1, August 2020.
- Patterns of the Outer Hebrides. On Landscape, Issue 209, June 2020.
- End Frame: ‘High Light’ by Colin Prior. On Landscape, Issue 206, May 2020.
- Forgotten World: Postcards from Aue. Analog.Cafe, May 2020.
- My Greatest Joys As a Film Photography Newcomer. Analog.Cafe, April 2020.
- City Life in Marrakesh. Street Photography Magazine, March 2020.
- Festivals of Bhutan: Gasa Tshechu. Stade Magazine, March 2020.
- East and West Bhutan: The Kingdom of Double Happiness. Discovery Magazine, Cathay Pacific, February 2020.
- A Curiosity for Landscape Photography. Nomadict, January 2020.
- Patterns of the Outer Hebrides. Fuji X Passion, Issue 42, December 2019.
- Of Sea, Life and Freedom. On Landscape, Issue 189, August 2019.
- How Water Drops Can Accentuate Your Photography. On Landscape, Issue 181, April 2019.
- Spirit of Place: The Colours of Autumn. On Landscape, Issue 171, November 2018.