For this showcase series we feature the Dubai architectural photography of Johannes Heuckeroth. Johannes is a designer from Germany, he spoke to us about his Dreaming of Dubai project.
Hi Johannes, could you tell us a little about your creative background?
I am from Germany an working as a designer in the design and advertising business. My biggest passion beside my job is photography. My focus is on architecture and landscape. I want to show the world in its most impressive way and for this target photography is my medium.
I am not documenting whats happening in the world or how the world looks, I want to show my own interpretation of the world. That is what drives me, that’s why I have to create images.
Can you tell us more about this Dreaming of Dubai project?
Dreaming of Dubai was my bachelor thesis during my design studies. I chose Dubai as an object, because it’s a very double-sided city. The glittering and impressing skyscrapers on the one side, the abandoned building lots and projects on the other side. It’s an visual absolutely amazing subject, a surreal world between desert and mega-city.
It was my target to create an own world, which starts in my pictures and continues in the viewers mind. For this I am using the reality of Dubai as a backdrop and to create the images I had in my mind a long time of post work was necessary.
After I produced a lot of raw material during a 5-days visit in Dubai, I started into 5 months of thinking, selecting and retouching pictures and creating a whole book out of it. You can see and buy the result at dreaming-of-dubai.com
What is the next photographic series you plan to work on?
Currently I am working on the two big projects I photographed this year. In summer I visited Norway for shooting some awesome landscapes and in September I spent some time in New York City.
Now there will be several months of post-processing, choosing the pictures, finding the right style and endless hours of detailed retouching. After that I will start thinking about new projects and looking out for new inspiring targets around the world.
You can see more of Johannes’ work via pfnphoto.com, or connect with him via Flickr or Facebook.
Photophique has express permission to publish these images and Johannes Heuckeroth retains full copyright to all photographs featured in this showcase series.Back to Top