Silke Lauffs

The photographer Silke Lauffs, born in Hanau in 1969, studied at the art and design school in Hanover and graduated in interior design. At the beginning of the 90s while studying design and art in Hamburg, she also began to deal with photography. She later worked for a large architecture company in New York. Back in Germany, she found a new creative home in Berlin. On numerous trips to India, Myanmar, Nepal and Southeast Asia, she photographed the country's beauty. Her pictures, often devoid of humans, seem almost mystical and like from a forgotten time. "It is this atmosphere that I want to capture, these rare moments - fascinating and tragic, timeless and ephemeral," says Lauffs about her work. The black and white photographs taken with a panoramic camera are often silver gelatin prints, which are then tinted by hand in sepia. Long exposure times give the images a blur that reminds of the pictoralists.

Works

  • Silke Lauffs
    Angkor Wat

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
  • Silke Lauffs
    Giraffe wandering the Plains
    Garden Route Game Lodge, South Africa, 2009

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on mount recto, Artist label on verso

    Platinum print, printed 2010

  • Silke Lauffs
    Bamboo Bridge

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
    1/25
  • Silke Lauffs
    Temples Morning Bagan

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
  • Silke Lauffs
    Golden Triangle

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
  • Silke Lauffs
    Elephant Training

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
  • Silke Lauffs
    Shwedagon Paya

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
  • Silke Lauffs
    Leg Rower

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
  • Silke Lauffs
    Wat Phu Laos

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
  • Silke Lauffs
    Crossing the Mekong in the Morning Mist
    Huay Xai, Laos, 2005

    Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Different formats available
    8/25
  • Silke Lauffs
    Elephant family at Addo
    Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2009

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on recto, Artist label on verso

    Toned gelatin silver print

    Ed. 6/25
  • Silke Lauffs
    Lions Head at Dawn
    Signal Hill, Cape Town, South Africa, 2009

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on recto, Artist label on verso

    Platinum print, printed 2010

  • Silke Lauffs
    Sunrise at Camps Bay beach
    Simons Town, South Africa, 2009

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on recto

    Toned gelatin silver print

    Ed. 5/25
  • Silke Lauffs
    Table Mountain at Dawn
    Western Cape, South Africa, 2009

    Artist label on verso

    Toned gelatin silver print

    Ed. 1/5

Exhibitions