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Florian Schmidt
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Germany
The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.
(Fernando Pessoa)

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not;
and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

I'm the founder of WhoNeedsColour and former CV for abstract & surreal photography.

You can follow the trail of the snail also on
Google+ | tumblr | art limited | Shadowness | last.fm

Selected prints are available on anggles.com.

If you want to contact me please write a mail to dpressedsoul@gmail.com
(for commissions, collaborations, etc.)

Important: All works in my gallery (*) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. If you use one of my works for your personal blog etc. please don't forget to give credit by linking back to my deviantART profile. Thank you!

(*) except Swarm Intelligence and A Wisp Of Smoke, which are exclusively licensed to Prophecy Productions.
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Florian Schmidt is a self-taught photographer based in his native town Bad Arolsen, Germany.

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 collaborative charity photobooks or as album artwork.

Exhibitions

The Obscure Camera (Wales, 2013)

Mengeringhausen - Ein Motiv - Viele Fotografen (Germany, 2014)

Publications

Pray for Japan (charity photobook)

For Africa (charity photobook)

Former Ghosts (album artwork)

Dreamstone (album artwork)

The De-Materialization of Artwork (article for Point of Simplicity e-zine)

Three In Three (collaborative photobook)

Alternative 4 - The Obscurants (album artwork)

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:iconmissgrib:
MissGrib Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Florian ~ :rose:
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Flubberwurm Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, alles Gute zum Geburtstag! :hug: Wünsche dir nur das beste. :heart:

Hah, halb Mitternacht, gerade noch rechtzeitig! :P
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tholang Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Lass es Dir gut gehen! Singing 
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Skyguy-Blackrose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 
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MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday :heart:
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wiwionart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Hallo, Florian! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! Alles liebe für dich:heart:
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m-lucia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Florian! :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz: :hug:
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scottyboy-72 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
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PlaubelPecoProfia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!!! :highfive:
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday and many happy returns! :hug:

Gift for you by Digithalie  
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My dearest friend, 

I send you my warmest wishes. Live 
your every single moment in the most 
beautiful possible way.

Pinkierosie by Sugaree33-Art
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JuliaHasAGun Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy B-day!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy Birthday
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
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baspunk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Joyeux Anniversaire Florian :cake:
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Mar-jus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Photographer
Alles Gute, Florian!
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy Birthday :iconfloatingheartplz:
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Salvas Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Das Wetter ist ja heute nicht so schön, aber ich hoffe, dass für dich heute dennoch die Sonne scheint und gratuliere dir ganz herzlich zum Geburstag! :cake: :party:
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SHEOG0RATH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy :cake:
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alisinwonder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy birthday, dear Florian :iconchampagneplz:
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