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On the go: Yannic Pöpperling

Yannic Pöpperling - Remember those times we drove all night, just to see us in the morning, 2017

Yannic Pöpperling – Remember those times we drove all night, just to see us in the morning, 2017

That drive and passion you develop over a period of time for a certain project…

Name

Yannic Pöpperling

Profession

Artist / Photographer

Website

yannicpoepperling.de

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Yannic Pöpperling

Who are you? What do you do?

I am an artist working mostly in the field of photography. I am constantly on the go looking for topics that spark my interest.

Where are you from?

Originally, I am from Frankfurt am Main but I currently live and work in Berlin.

Your style in 3 words?

On the go.

Yannic Pöpperling - concrete poem #3-1, 2016

Yannic Pöpperling – concrete poem #3-1, 2016

Your weakness? Your strength?

Curiosity / curiosity

What makes you different?

The decisions that I took and still take every day make me different. They show me the path and lead me in my artistic and personal journey.

When did you decide to become a photographer?

It happened piece by piece, I wouldn’t pin it down to one define moment. It definitely began with my mum taking pictures all the time when I was a kid. I think my fascination began back then. Afterwards it was a simple matter of time until I wanted to try it myself.

Yannic Pöpperling - Endless, 2016

Yannic Pöpperling – Endless, 2016

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

That drive and passion you develop over a period of time for a certain project – to stick with it, no matter how frustrating it can get, and help it grow as long as it needs to.

A few words about your favourite creation?

My favorite creation is always the current project. At the moment, it is a series I shot a few years ago in India. The series is very peaceful and pure and it reflects my current perspective on the world the most.

Yannic Pöpperling - We are all part of it, 2017

Yannic Pöpperling – We are all part of it, 2017

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

I have to say that there are two artists who inspired me the most over the years. When it comes to the process of taking pictures, discovering the world and letting your curiosity take over, I have to say that WILLIAM EGGLESTON always had a deep influence on me. I have been and still am a huge admirer of WOLFGANG TILMANNS ways to present and show his work.

Yannic Pöpperling - Awaria Kurwa, 2014 & ABCD, 2014

Yannic Pöpperling – Awaria Kurwa, 2014 & ABCD, 2014

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

I am working on an ongoing project for quiet some time now, which takes place in various parts of our world – the next up will be Japan. Within this project I am curious to discover more of human behaviour and the habitats we create for ourselves as well as how we treat them and act within their walls and forests. I love to fall in love with places, which inhabit some kind of strangeness to me. I love to be a stranger.

Yannic Pöpperling - “… and at once I knew I was not magnificent […] I could see for miles, miles, miles.” , 2017

Yannic Pöpperling – “… and at once I knew I was not magnificent […] I could see for miles, miles, miles.” , 2017

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

… friendship.

2017: Where are we going?

I am still working on the exhibition about India and the series I took a couple of years ago. It will hopefully be ready soon. I have also started writing texts and poems in addition to my photographic work. It is a new creative field for me and I definitely want to do more in this direction and see how I can incorporate it into my works.

Yannic Pöpperling - maybe the universe is about appreciation, 2016

Yannic Pöpperling – maybe the universe is about appreciation, 2016

When the going gets tough…

… take a step back and focus on the things that are really important: the life and beauty happening everywhere around yourself in every moment.

Your city’s favourite spots?

My most favourite spot in Berlin is definitely Pankow Park. It’s an industrial area in the north of Berlin with a lot of beautiful old industrial buildings. My studio is located there in a studio house with many artist friends – it is a great and inspiring community.

Yannic Pöpperling - melange, 2016

Yannic Pöpperling – melange, 2016

Do you have a vision?

My vision is just to keep going as long as I can without knowing where it will take me. But I will always stay curious and be open for what is really happening around me.

Tell us about your future plans…

I try to focus on the present and make the best out of it. So my “nearest future plans“ include the trip to Japan and finishing the exhibition on India.

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