I am Daniel Anhut, a Berlin based fine art photographer. In most of my works i aim to construct atmospheric allegories of loss and absence by capturing real, abandoned buildings and creating fictional, narrative moments that touch on the fundamental issue of transience. In my darkly monochrome images i capture abandoned or decaying rooms and spaces, now seemingly devoid of any function, and try to transform them into new stories, thus inviting you to use your own imagination and resonate with the stories held within each scene.
For me, the unapproachable, uncanny beauty of bygone times i have no access to heavily influences my work. So all of what remains for me are the traces of transience that I can deal with. I am interested in the left-over traces of something that existed and is no longer there, in order to create something new out of it before it disappears into nothingness. At times, characters appear within my imaginatively staged settings; strange beings which are obscure, blurred and sometimes only just shadows of themselves – as shadowy as the rooms they have been left behind in.