Nature has been taken over by the waste of mankind – plastic pollution is a threat to the environment. Photography is Stephan’s language. He uses the camera to address his concerns about plastic in our oceans.
Machair is the Gaelic word for the very fertile coastal soil of the Scottish Western Isles. A particular technique in his photography brings to the fore details of the lush and species-rich vegetation.
Aust shows loneliness: of people during the day, when they rush hectically and tense through cities. He sees false bustle, hears hypocritical words and smells the mustiness of abandoned ruins - with and without people. Loneliness: during the day it is only perceptible because the image in front of it is a different one. As soon as dawn breaks, it becomes visible.
In Sandlantic Aust explores the surface of the water, capturing with the camera what is reflected, what is underneath, and vice versa. The similarity of the shape of water and sand invites us to observe closely.
On knees and elbows over cobblestones crawling arises THE Photo - physically uncomfortable is the search for perspective, light direction and section.
This art book is deliberately different from existing published photo books or poetry collections. It is in this composition, to my knowledge, the first of its kind. Together with Heike Winter I have selected over 60 photographs from my "manhole-cover-project". German designs are facing Scottish designs, alternating and corresponding with each other.