Torsten Herwig found out of love for his adopted home Berlin out to photography. He has been living here since 1993. Countless rendezvous with this city he has since documented with his camera and shared on his blog and in photo series with the world. Berlin offers always new motives. But not only Berlin, other cities like Hamburg, London, Amsterdam or Istanbul awaken the photographic ambition of Torsten Herwig.
His photographic drive drives him on and on. Among other things, there was a photo shoot with the young singer / songwriter duo Miki & Alex and a project about motorcycles whose raw power was captured on brushed aluminum by him.
He always wants to develop his artistic spectrum. Over the years, portraiture and street photography launched two other major fields of activity. The "stadtpaparazzi" strives to capture the people behind the facade.
In March 2012, some of his work was exhibited for the first time. In the exhibition "Berlin - above and below" in the Charlottenburg restaurant Brot & Salz 8 photographs were shown, which reflect his own personal view of the city. This was followed by an exhibition from June to September 2015 in the Café tous les jours in the Prenzlauer Berg district.
What is Torsten Herwig's aim as a photographer? To document the diversity of life!
"A few words from me about me.
What fascinates me about Berlin is that pretty much everyone says what they think, asked or unasked. It is openly discussed about the changes in the city and society.
Berlin is "my" city, where I am collecting photos in the middle of life almost daily new impressions. The constant change, no standstill and the diversity of people is fascinating. I also try to transfer my view of the city to other cities. That's why I have traveled to London especially regularly. But also the nearby Hamburg is always worth a visit. I have also already photographed Istanbul in the snow, Amsterdam in the rain. Every city keeps attracting me, never a city gets boring for me.
I love life in the city, that's what I want to capture in my photographs. This openness to the dissidents I feel in the city - on the streets - impresses me again and again. It is particularly important to me to feel tolerance between the people on the street, that's what I want to capture in my pictures. I can not understand, or even misunderstand, that fear and anger prevail in the world. I am convinced that it is still the minority. That's why I can only recommend, see for yourself. And makes the world a bit more open daily.
The photo already finds me.
I want to express that street photography and constant change in Berlin are based on speed. The impressions rush by and I, the silent observer, strikes at the appropriate moment and shoots his picture. There is no time for slow construction, arranging. "
1974 born in Braunschweig
1993 Move to Berlin
1997 Birth of the first daughter
1999 Birth of the second daughter
2001 Birth of the first son
2009 first photo course followed by individual courses with professional photographers
(Peter Fauland und Robert Maté)
2010 "Foundation" of stadtpaparazzi
2012 solo exhibition in Berlin Charlottenburg
2015 solo exhibition in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
2016 solo exhibition in Schorfheide
2016 solo exhibition in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
2017 solo exhibition in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
2018 solo exhibition in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
solo exhibition in Berlin Charlottenburg, Die Stulle
2018 Group exhibition in Halle Westfalen, Atelier Watzke
2019 solo exhibition in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
2019 solo exhibition in Osnabrück
2019 solo exhibition in Berlin Köpenick (all year round, changing photographs)
2020 solo exhibition in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg (all year round, changing photographs)