Max Slobodda explains the fascination of misunderstanding

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Max Slobodda is a professional photographer, working and living in Dortmund Germany. Max holds a BA in photography from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund. Besides in his free projects where he creates surrealistic pictures his main focus is in portrait and editorial photography.

About ‘Stranger Things’ – words by Max Slobodda:

Man expects a logical explanation for everything he sees in this world. If there’s not an immediate explanation, he is forced to grapple with perception, question his beliefs, and form his own conclusion about what he has perceived. It is extremely difficult for man to  accept the idea that there are still unanswered questions in this world. In this day and age, is it even possible to accept an unknown as truth? To view the previously unimaginable as fact? In “Stranger Things” my goal is to let the incomprehensible remain that way. My aim is simply to let the viewer engage with the images without any guidelines or preconceived explanations, letting their imagination run wild. My hope is that they will form their own answers about these photos, or, ideally, engage with the work emotionally and let the unknown remain unknown.

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21 January 2021
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