"I never promised you a rose garden"
Biography: Michael Köster (*1960 in Berlin), has been involved in photography since the mid-1980s. He trained himself autodidactically, initially working in analog.
The switch to digital photography took place in 2010. Köster describes the digital artistic possibilities of post-processing his photographs as a particular turning point. This enabled the artist to develop his own artistic style. The dramaturgy of light and shadow is an essential element in enhancing the mood of the image.
Köster's formal language reveals influences of New Objectivity photography as well as those of Film Noir. But...