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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

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.

Currently he's working on another album artwork for a well-known Irish songwriter.

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)

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Loucos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Florian ! :bug:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
030114 by JFBAYLE
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Weissglut Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Vielen lieben Dank ! :aww:
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Igtorn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
.danke!
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Loempia-in-space Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi Florian,
at first thanks for fav my work.
Take a quick look at yours. Awesome.
Started to watch you :) Thanks for sharing your work. 
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katworks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
dankeschön! :hug:
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AngelaNorthen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
enlightenment  Thank you so much, Florian. enlightenment
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:icondragonxdplz: - Many, many thanks for :+fav:ing, Sir !
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midnightbluedestiny Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Writer
The poem's up Florian. :D
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zosiaq Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
a very late 'thank you'! :tea: :cookie:
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The--Pessimist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Good day, sir!
How you've been doing lately? 
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martaraff Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thanks for the support, Florian*:heart:*
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invisigoth88 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, Florian, you have an awesome gallery :rose:
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katworks-paints Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
danke :hug:
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Cloud-Factory Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Heyhey! ^^ Thank you! :heart:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much :iconorangeheart:
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firepaved Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for supporting my work!
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug:
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Infindibulator Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
You're most welcome, Sir! I like your nature photos, but your abstract stuff is totally stunning. I had to watch you :)
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke schön :iconpussycat: :iconfmwaveplz:
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