Am Fluss

Flüsse sind für die Menschen seit jeher Lebensadern und Sehnsuchtsorte.

Die Serie “Am Fluss“ des Fotografen Eckart Bartnik umfasst Bildpaare aus Landschafts- und Porträtaufnahmen, die er zu dichten Stimmungsbildern zusammengefügt hat. Es sind einfühlsame Bilder, die die Menschen in ihrem ganzen Menschsein und in ihrer Beziehung zur Landschaft zeigen.

Die Bilder sind am Rhein und Main zwischen Mainz und Koblenz entstanden und erzählen von dem Verlangen nach Verortung und Rückzug. Die Aufnahmen sind nicht voyeuristisch, sondern von dem tiefen Wunsch geprägt, zu verstehen, was Menschen Halt und Ruhe gibt und warum sie dies am Ufer eines Flusses suchen.

Along the river

Rivers have always been lifelines and places of longing for humans.

The series "Am Fluss" by photographer Eckart Bartnik comprises pairs of images from landscapes and portraits, which he has put together to form dense mood images. They are sensitive images that show people in their whole humanity and in their relationship to the landscape.

The pictures were taken on the Rhine and Main between Mainz and Koblenz and tell of the desire for localization and retreat. The shots are not voyeuristic, but marked by a deep desire to understand what gives people stability and peace and why they seek it on the banks of a river.

Along the river

Rivers have always been lifelines and places of longing for humans.

The series "Am Fluss" comprises combinations of landscape and detail images with portraits, in order to create a dense mood. I try to find images that show people in their whole humanity and in their relationship to the landscape.

The pictures were taken (so far) at the Rhine and Main between Mainz and Koblenz and tell of the desire for localization and retreat. The shots are not voyeuristic, but marked by a deep desire to understand what gives people stability and peace and why they seek it on the banks of a river.