Schaefer, Stefan

Stefan Schaefer, Siegen, Germany

Stefan Schäfer was born in 1982 in Siegen/ Germany. During his studies of fine art and history he specialized in photography, primarily experimental photography.

Gracchus, 2007


“Gracchus, the hunter“ was inspired by Franz Kafka’s narration of the same title. In the story a hunter who fell into death got lost on his way to afterlife and thus is doomed to live as a spectre between this life and the hereafter. Schäfer’s pictures depict the hunter’s struggles but also his melting into nature and time and space. Central for this series is the seemingly surreal blur caused by the long exposure that creates a peculiar and pensive mood.

Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Duplex Patriae, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Sonntag im Park #5, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Sonntag im Park #2, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Sonntag im Park #6, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Sonntag im Park #3, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Sonntag im Park #4, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Jaeger Grachus am Fels #2, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Jaeger Grachus am Fels #1, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Jaeger Gracchus #2, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Jaeger Gracchus #1, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Der Jaeger Gracchus im Walde #1, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: from the series "Gracchus im Wald", Duplex Patriae #2, silver gelatin print, 2007, 9,3 x 13,3 cm, edition 5
Stefan Schaefer: Portfolio: l’ecriture 2005

l’ecriture 2005

The series “l’ecriture“, which consists of seven b/w-pinhole photographies describes the process of artistic work as both, a delicate and tough procedure. The artist seems to disappear into the pitch-black background, while his tools, a quill and a book, remain lucid and distinct. Whenever he turns a page of the book, there is another empty space that demands to be filled.

Schaefer Stefan, "ecriture" portfolio of 7 silver gelatin prints, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm
Schaefer Stefan, from the series "ecriture" (feather), silver gelatin print, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm, edition 4
Schaefer Stefan, from the series "ecriture" (book), silver gelatin print, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm, edition 4
Schaefer Stefan, from the series "ecriture" (writing), silver gelatin print, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm, edition 4
Schaefer Stefan, from the series "ecriture" (fast writing), silver gelatin print, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm, edition 4
Schaefer Stefan, from the series "ecriture" (feather &glas), silver gelatin print, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm, edition 4
Schaefer Stefan, from the series "ecriture" (unsharpe writing), silver gelatin print, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm, edition 43
Schaefer Stefan, from the series "ecriture" (bookpage), silver gelatin print, 2005, 8,5x11,5cm, edition 4

Brauhaus-Fotografie Nr. 12

Schaefer Stefan, from Brauhaus-Fotografie Nr. 12, 2005

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