May 16 through July 30
Cultures in Motion
Bernd Reinhardt presents
Of this time, and of this place – Hollywood, CA
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Saturday, May 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
In my photography I concentrate on the aspects I love about Hollywood, which are sometimes things that residents take for granted and tourists ignore. I enjoy the light and colorful surfaces, and I try to capture small private moments in this public place. Observing the people around me, I scan through the routines of urban behavior, and when life sparks, I try to freeze it. I look for the expression of an emotion, however small and fleeting it may be. This is a moment when a person reveals their individuality and becomes more than part of a crowd. It may be a subconscious process for that person, but when it happens, I try to recognize it and capture it in a photograph. The people in my photographs are not doing anything other than living their lives – at this time, and in this place - and to me, this is as exciting as it gets.
Bernd Reinhardt was born in1973 in Crailsheim, Germany.
He studied biology and English at the University of Heidelberg and moved on to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production in 1999.
Since 2000, he has been living in Los Angeles working as a DP for Television.
Photographer, writer Ben Lifson has been his mentor since June of 2007.
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Added by Goethe-Institut on April 22, 2009