Matthias Heiderich bought his first camera in 2008, then taught himself how to take incredible photographs. His work is serene and essentially architectural; many of Heiderich’s images document the structures and colours of his city, Berlin. We caught up with the artist to discover what inspires him.
What is it about photography that excited you enough to pick up a camera?
To me photography is very much like painting. It's a good medium to create something which hasn't been there before by taking real life objects out of their contexts, rearranging them, and freezing them in time. I love that it's easy to learn and enjoy playing around with cameras, films, and processing. It's nice to get lost in the process and to create something visual you can look at afterwards. Ideally something that isn't too ugly.