Aus Voyeur 1-7

2000

The turn of the millennium was also the moment, when nicotine addicted people, like myself in that period, were increasingly asked by their environment to live out their addiction outside of the common living area. I understood that. Because of that I spent a lot of time on our balcony, smoking cigarettes. As soon as it became dark and the lights in the surrounding apartments were switched on, I started to consciously notice the people in my neighborhood.
Depending on the different layout of the rooms that I could see and the daytime, I could see people cooking, cleaning the apartment or having sex. I could also observe disputes. Like this I became a voyeur, who started to see the most intimate parts of other peoples lives. I tried to capture these, sometimes strange moments with my camera.

André Gelpke