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Florian Schmidt
Attended Christian-Rauch-Schule, Bad Arolsen
Lives in Bad Arolsen
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"After the War"

Under the cloud cover, the flares signal change.
Will you ever know?
The fields they are burning, the smoke chokes your breath.
Will you stand or run?
You dream of a mountain, the peaks rise to the sky.
Will you answer its call?
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With the storm on your mind and the clouds in your eyes,
will you survive?
(Neurosis, Falling Unknown)

Near Zierenberg (Germany)
January 2015

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For +Monochrome Monday and +Texture Blend Photography curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron 

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+Chi Feng
Ehrlich gesagt bin ich gesundheitlich angeschlagen. Ich vermisse dA in der Tat sehr, aber ich komme halt leider nicht mehr hinterher.
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Happy Holidays to those who celebrate, and happy lazy days to all the others! ^^

Picture taken in the woods near my hometown, Bad Arolsen (Germany)
January 2014

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Genau, man kann ja nicht immer alles haben. Wir müssen uns auch ohne weiße Weihnachten zufrieden geben. Aber ich hoffe trotzdem auf Schnee. Hahaha zumindest wenige Flocken... Ist doch nicht viel verlangt, oder?
So, wünsche dir wieder schöne Feiertage! :P 
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"Dina", from the upcoming album "The Obscurants" by Alternative 4, the band of Duncan Patterson.

Release date: 12.09.2014
Pre-order: http://en.prophecy.de/alternative-4/alternative-4-the-obscurants.html

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"Lifeline", from the upcoming album "The Obscurants" by Alternative 4, the band of Duncan Patterson.

Release date: 12.09.2014
Pre-order: http://en.prophecy.de/alternative-4/alternative-4-the-obscurants.html

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+Kim Smith Thank you, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. 
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"Plastic World"

The current view from my office window
Bad Arolsen (Germany)

Mobile photography (Nexus 5 + Instagram)

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Thank you! It was definitely much more fun taking these photos than following the daily office routine. ^^
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"Solitude desolates me; company oppresses me."
(Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet)

The fields behind my house, Bad Arolsen (Germany)
Mobile photography (Nexus 5 + Instagram)

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The road goes ever on and on...

In the woods near Bad Arolsen (Germany)
January 2014

Happy New Year to all my followers and friends!

#blackandwhitephotography #landscape #naturephotography #winter #badarolsen
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+Igor Korolewitsch I concur. :)
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New album "The Obscurants" by Alternative 4, the band of former Anathema member and founder of Antimatter, Duncan Patterson.

Release date: 12.09.2014
Pre-order: http://en.prophecy.de/alternative-4/alternative-4-the-obscurants.html

Cover photo by me. Original Post "Swarm Intelligence" can be found in my album "Short Stories".

Product photos (c) 2014 by Prophecy Productions.

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+dis ease Uiii, und dann auch gleich noch an erster Stelle! "The Obscurants" als Metal-Album zu bezeichnen, finde ich allerdings etwas gewagt. ^^

Aber im Ernst: als ich die E-Mail von Duncan Patterson im Postfach gesehen habe, habe ich zuerst an einen schlechten Scherz geglaubt. ;-)
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“I kept staring into the blackness of the woods, drawn into the darkness as I always had been. I suddenly realized how alone I was. (But this is how you travel, the wind whispered back, this is how you’ve always lived.)”
(Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park)

Trying to catch the wind at a shutter speed of 1/5 sec.
August 2014

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+Yann Shee Thank you!
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"Lost Places" (from an ongoing series)

Main station #Kassel - northern wing
Former warehouse and reloading point for freight and postal items
Exhibition space during #documenta13 
Demolished in June 2014

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Introduction
Florian Schmidt is a self-taught photographer based in his native town Bad Arolsen, Germany. Get an overview of his photography by clicking here.

He was born in 1979 and made a vocational training as a public employee after he graduated from school. Nowadays he's working for the local municipality. He discovered his love for photography as a teenager when he got his first pocket camera, but lost his hobby out of sight throughout the years. Being diagnosed as suffering from Major Depressive Disorder marked a drastic change in his young life, and he started to search for opportunities to make the best out of it. In 2010 he realized that grabbing the camera and going on extensive photowalks helped him better than any meds or therapy, so he decided to focus more on his hobby again and made more serious attempts on photography. At the same time he started to publish his work online, mostly on deviantART, art limited and Shadowness. 

He hasn't developed a certain "style" by now, but his work is of a certain tone and taste. While his monochrome landscape and urban photography is rather dark and often inspired by melancholic music, his abstract work lately got lighter and even features bright colors. However, he always shares his very own view on the world through his work and it usually reflects his current state of mind. Recurring themes of his work are feelings of loneliness, sadness, rejection and confusion.

Throughout the years his photos have been featured several times as Daily Deviations on deviantART and as daily features on art limited and Shadowness. Some have also been published in the two collaborative charity photobooks "Pray for Japan" and "For Africa" on blurb. In summer 2012 he contributed some of his works to the artwork of the debut album "Former Ghosts" of American singer/songwriter Scott Radway.

His picture "Swarm Intelligence" has been used as the cover photo for the music album "The Obscurants" by "Alternative 4", the current band of Duncan Patterson, former member of Anathema and founder of Antimatter.

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Limited prints of selected works available at //ANGGLES


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Copyright notice: All works in my gallery CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 (except "Swarm Intelligence" and "A Wisp Of Smoke": exclusively licensed to Prophecy Productions).
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