Matthias Koch studied Architecture and Fine Arts with Professor Heinrich Riebeseh at the University of Hannover and Art with Photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany where he was in the master class of Professor Bernd Becher graduating with Honours. From 1998 – 2000 he was lecturer in the faculty of Fine Arts at the Fachhochschule in Hannover and from 2006 – 2008 at the University Niederrhein in Krefeld, Germany.
He uses two distinctive methodologies to take incredibly detailed, oblique-angled panoramic photographs of key historical sites:
1. an adapted fire engine with a camera attached to the end of the ladder.
2. a photo-drone.
He describes the results: “the slight aerial view provides a different view of details and a more interestingly detached perspective than a ground level photograph … At the same time, the perspective isn’t so high that these would take on the appearance of surveillance”.
- A brilliant night
- Inspiration=Dover the event
- Matthias Koch – getting ready for the INSPIRATION=DOVER Exhibition on MAY 20th
- Chalk Up’s first meeting
- Matthias Koch back in Dover
- News from Matthias Koch
- War & Peace: the film
- Matthias Koch: War & Peace Dover commission
- Great turnout for Matthias Koch’s photos of Dover
- New body of work by Matthias Koch in Deal and Dover
- DAD PRESENTS TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS AT LONDON ART FAIR
- A 1975 Mercedes fire engine is in town
- WAR & PEACE SYMPOSIUM: 13 October 2012