Goeran Gnaudschun, born 1971, studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and was a master student of Timm Rautert. He lives and works in Potsdam.
Within the series “Longe – 44 Leningrad” (1994-1996) and “Vorher muesst ihr uns erschießen” (1996-2001) documents Gnaudschun in a subjective style his personal surroundings as a member of a punk band and a squatter in Potsdam.
In “Portraits” (1996-2001) he uses the camera as a specific tool to provoke a reaction in his counterparts. This mode of operation is continued and improved in the series “Reif” (2001-2003) and “Neue Portraits” (work in progress). Goeran Gnaudschuns portfolio is available as PDF here.
“While doing a portrait a fragile state can arise when humans apparently discover themselves. For a short moment it seems to be possible that the inside and the outside forms a unity. It takes place between tension and release, between control and self-abandonment. It is transient and the photography is the only remembrance at it.” – Goeran Gnaudschun