Analog Rave | 1991 - 1997
My archive includes about 20,000 analog photographs from the 90s, the times of techno. Today it is a treasure more valuable than I could have ever imagined. The pictures are like good wine, the longer it matures the better it gets. Viewing some of the photos today I suddenly become aware of the situation again, I can literally smell, hear and feel them.
Apart from the current retro trend, there are many people that can be seen in the photos, that have no pictures from that time otherwise. My photos are a kind of „visualized confirmation of existence“. The „I was there“ effect sets in and the children or grandchildren can see what the „oldies“ were up to. Nostalgia doesn’t come up, rather a kind of recognition it’s the same with childhood pictures, where you know exactly what color the wallpaper had or which toy did what. We have definitely lived through an important and irretrievable time and I do not want to miss a minute. It was our party and I’m happy about every comment on our digital class reunion on Zeitmaschine.
Thus, Zeitmaschine is a chronicle of this time, showcasing people bringing this time to life, exhibiting the fashion, the lifestyle and the artists. The complete different way of presentation compared to the new social networks makes it so special, because the focus is on the presentation of subculture and art without having the background of permanent availability and accessibility and the awareness that the image will be viewable in the worldwide web the very next day.
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