After a wonderful afternoon with friends, I was taking a stroll in up-and-coming Munich area, Schwanthalerhöhe. It is one of the typical December Sunday afternoon, cold and grey, and on the way home, I noticed that a gallery is having a little party inside. (It turned out that it is not a gallery but a boutique for hip men clothes, like Suit and similar, which is only today displaying another stuff.) I went inside and got intrigued with, among others, great photography works of Robert Götzfried. He is a young photographer in Munich, who has been exhibiting in the area and selling his works in Lumas, among others. He is normally taking pictures in the places, where the everyday life has happened already, and the places exuberant with some new ‘beauty, symmetry and architectonic precision’. In his works, Robert wants to show another side of those places – that is, not only in their functional form. Just look at this photo of him, showing metro stations and rails:
This time the topic was ‘Pools’, which really worked on me. The coolness calms me down indeed – a feeling much needed in last weeks, and blue water makes me feel focused but also thinking and nostalgic. I personally associate with water a feeling of endlessness and emptiness but also belonging to something bigger and vast. I love swimming, so some of those swimming pool I’ve visited many times before and there is also this personal connection.
Needless to say, I left the place carrying a huge calendar with high-quality prints. I can now enjoy those pools all year long – most of the times not leaving my home.