Time – Space

I have been working on making images of time and it has been challenging. There are the clichés of time of the day, clocks, movement of light etc. But none of them have been really satisfying. Out on my early morning walk today, I remembered that my camera can do double exposures, thus allowing me to record two moments in time in one image. The resulting visual shift of space and time in the photo is getting close to what I am trying to achieve.

© Roman W. Schatz, 2014


Analog Magic

I love cameras, both as a creative tool and as an object. Spending Sunday afternoon with some of my favourite analog ‘super-models’!


To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo




For the past few months I have been involved with a fellow photographer in an online experiment that explores photography as a language. The rules are simple; upload a photo to our Flickr stream and respond with another image. This can be based on colour, form or concept. This series has produced 24 images so far. Click on the image and find out how a tomato is transformed into an abstract colourfield image. All images by either Marcel Meier or Roman W. Schatz.

Heading down the highway.

I am down in the south coast of NSW Australia, looking after my mother who is recovering from surgery. As I travel about 300 km every day to visit her in hospital I am observing the local reality.

The highway is frequented by log trucks and camper-vans, the local towns are full of men with beards, women in track suits pushing prams, shops which offer farming equipment and tie dyed goods, followed by local service clubs offering Australian and Chinese meals with instant bingo satisfaction. Driving in this monotonous landscape, I feel like I am in a Steve Earl song where I just want to get away from it all.