My name is Martin Dietrich and I am a 30 year old fine art photographer from Frankfurt am Main, Germany. My work is mostly of a certain abstract, minimalistic and geometrical nature including strong leading lines and shapes. What fascinates me about abstraction was the possibility to implement visions that my surroundings actually weren’t suitable for, yet inappropriate. For me, minimalism is – to keep it short but reasonable accurate – the reduction of the displayed subject to it’s essence or to certain, exciting aspects.
To a large part my work incorporates urban themes such as architecture and street photography. Living in a city like Frankfurt for so long, urbanity is something that always fascinated me. Urban themes just feel so familiar and versatile to me. Nevertheless you’ll also find some other things I feel like at the moment.
Occupationally I’m trapped in a world of numbers and clauses. Somehow captivated by photography ever since, I started taking photos in 2009 to escape this state of facts and figures for a moment while exploring my creative alter ego. Roaming my hometown Frankfurt, Germany with a camera nearly every day gradually opened my eyes for lines and perspectives. Clearly fascinated by minimalism and abstraction, my view on urbanity tries to reveal unfamiliar impressions of familiar environments.
Despite appreciating the benefits of digital photography, I am fascinated by film photography just as well. When I started with photography in 2009, I took a simple Pentax ME and 10 rolls of films to a trip to Paris. Shooting these 10 rolls infected me. A large part of my work is shot on medium format film.
In February 2014 I realized a live-long dream of mine and founded NEOPRIME International Fine Arts Label (www.neoprime.de) together with my fellow Marius Vieth. The website launched in May 2014. We are more than curious where it will take us. We founded this label, because we believe in breathtaking photography by young and aspiring photographers. We don’t care whether our signed artists have a degree in art, but to what degree they love photography. We’ve sold quite a few museum quality prints worldwide so far and I deeply hope that this trend continues and we can welcome many more passionate photographers to our label and show the world how incredible photography can be!
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