photographer based in Berlin, Germany.


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Your work is inspired by modern architecture with a special focus on Brutalism and Bauhaus. What does it make so attractive to you?

Architecture is the most complete art form. It’s incomprehensible to me how effectively artists such as Tadao Ando use the simplest of means to create such an immense effect. If I compare practicality with aesthetics, I would always go for the latter but significant architecture combines both of them. Concrete and light – a strange but for me also fascinating combination. I try to form a symbiotic relationship between the lively models and quite often raw and cold architecture even though it’s not always calculable due to external conditions which is a fact that tempts me quite a lot. Shooting in a studio under the same conditions is not my kind of thing.


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Interpellationsculture ( Paris )

Du noir et blanc et de la géométrie, deux mots pour résumer l’oeuvre du photographe allemand Paul Krause.

L’architecture dicte la composition : les lignes, parallèles ou angulaires, abstraites, sculptent l’image et donnent son dynamisme. Parfois, une figure humaine s’y glisse, et ses courbes s’opposent à cette dureté de la ligne. Elle découpe et brise cette droiture. Le décor reste minimaliste. L’architecture comme les sujets restent sobres, le décor est épuré. Et s’ajoutant à cela, le noir et blanc donne une dimension métallique et froide à cet univers géométrique et rigide.

- Sarra Nekhili

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NovaFuture Blog ( Berlin )

Paul Krause’s photographs are characterized by their clarity. In his works he is always targeted on clear language of form. He always made the right mood and skilfully combines authentic individuals with brutalistic and clear architecture. In hiis work there mostly follows with very significant and dominating shadows.

With this kind of pictures, he could confince very well-known techno artists all over Europe like Luke Slater aka Planetary Assault Systems, Jeroen Search, Dustin Zahn, Jonas Kopp, Chus & Ceballos, Micol Danieli just to name a few.

This earned him a comfortable timetable and he traveled all the way German cities such as Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Innsbruck and meanwhile in europes biggest metropoles like Amsterdam, Paris, London and Madrid.

In addition to its own exhibitions and Vernissages, Paul has another division found to spread his work which has gladly welcomed him. Not only by his shootings, convinced Paul Krause, now his work is carefully selected by various record companies.

As Christian Gerlach, head of recognized his talent, he offered him exclusive
to be responsible for the cover photographs. These form the basis for the vinyl cover and artwork and so underline the overall concept and portray
The goal is to break boundaries without to lose the reference to architecture, music and photography.

These cover in turn strengthened Paul’s bridges in the scene and ensured so for new networks.

So Paul Krause is now working as a photographer and booker for the new, very well-established party Drom, Paris. If you reflect all the views of his age, we know that a promising future lies ahead. We wish Paul all the best!

Text by Christian Gerlach

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Schaustudio (Koblenz)

Nicht nur, weil es Paul besonders Bauwerke der Moderne – im Stil von Brutalismus oder Bauhaus, Le Corbusier oder Walter Gropius – angetan haben, erleben wir in seiner Fotografie eine betont nüchterne, lakonisch anmutende Bildsprache.

Mit seinen Fotografien löst Paul Details großartiger Architektur aus ihrem ursprünglichen Kontext heraus und lässt sie eine klare, unmissverständliche Sprache sprechen.

Ungeachtet dessen, wie nah er die Dinge fokussiert, wie nah er Elemente an sein Kameraauge heranführt oder wie fern sie ihm bleiben, er scheint sich stets auf ein Fragment, eine bestimmte Partie einer Sache zu konzentrieren. Dabei Verweisen diese Details jedoch weniger auf das abwesende Ganze als vielmehr auf sich selbst – sie stehen im Mittelpunkt und für den Betrachter meist exemplarisch für Anmut, Klarheit, rationale Schönheit – Es geht um die Essenz der Dinge selbst.

Paul Krause geht es nicht um das dokumentarische Portrait eines Bauwerkes, sondern vielmehr um eine Topographie der Moderne. Seine Fotografien tragen die unverwechselbare Signatur ihrer Zeit.

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