He photographs the mundane; car headlights and walls covered in climbing vines, with a sense of poise and refinement– as if he is seeing this placing of objects for the first time.
Tobias's formal training in graphic design is evident in his eye for composition, everything perfectly melds and aligns; such as overlayed photographs of marble. He also compiles and photographs still lives; razors, coloured perspex, mirrors and crystal glasses– all of which are arranged haphazardly, but with an overarching sense of purpose. One still life features mirrors orbiting around a stone ball, creating a manmade moon and constellation.
The backgrounds to these still lives are soft colorful gradients. And some simply feature household products with matte backgrounds. His focus on reflection; clear glass and soft tones, demonstrates his fascination with the textures and structures of the manmade. By melding the industrial harshness of Berlin with the comprehensive attention to detail of graphic design, his result is one of ingenuity and marvel.
Tobias urges you to find the simple beauty of the everyday, to find a new kind of inspiration in the neutral.
Words / Ruby Giles