Feature #61 Jürgen Bürgin “Actions that are not accomplished”

Jürgen Bürgin was born in Lörrach in Germany in 1971. He was studying German literature, linguistics and economy in Freiburg and received a degree at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg in 1998.  He began to work for movie business in Berlin in 1999 as public relations manager for a film PR agency and has since participated in the PR for numerous movie releases in Germany. In 2009 he started to develop his passion as an urban street photographer, since then shooting in Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, London and New York. He is publishing his work on his webpage and on his vivid facebook fanpage with more than 3.100 fans. On twitter he is being followed by more than 6.500 followers. In 2011 he was shortlisted for a Sony World Photography Awards in the category After Dark.

“I’m a storyteller, but stories are taking place in time, they need duration. That’s usually not possible with one photograph. So I’m using a trick. I try to find moments that suggest a continuation of this moment, actions that are not accomplished – or moments that have a pre-story. And now the viewers of my photographs is becoming part of the game:  as they realise  that I’m showing them a part of story – but only a part, not a complete story – they allow their urge to experience complete stories, to get answers, to solve secrets, to be fulfilled. Their creativity starts working and they, the viewers, are telling the story that I have begun – to an end, only in their fantasy usually.”“My photography is a game, or a role play, somewhere placed between arts and reality – with an artwork that ideally lures the viewer into a realm of untold stories. And what the viewer might discover by entering this realm, is a little bit about people and their relationships to each other, a little bit about arts and perception, a little bit about the world and how we see the world – but foremost I hope that the viewer learns a lot about himself.”

All Images ©2012 Jürgen Bürgin

To see of Jürgen Bürgin work got to his Website.