Timo Stammberger: Underground Landscapes

Timo Stammberger: Underground Landscapes
International Photography Grant 2019

Timo Stammberger says about his Underground Landscape series: “When I was a kid, I remember my grandfather always taking me on trips to a train station nearby which happened to neighbor a freight train yard. I immediately got fascinated by the atmosphere of the track landscape, the thunderous sound of trains passing by, followed by a complete calm. I’ve been a track romantic ever since. In 2003, through my former interest in graffiti writing, I started exploring the underground track landscapes of the cities I lived in: Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt and New York. I started studying photography in Berlin, with subway tunnels as my first photographic subject. French anthropologist Marc Augé would refer to this as a non-place, a place where sober architecture stems from its purely functional purpose: providing transit a way to get from A to B. I find myself drawn to the timeless beauty of the anatomy of the ‘Underground Landscapes’.”

“Underground Landscapes” depicts subway tunnels of cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, New York, Philadelphia, Lisbon, Stockholm, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Prague, Budapest and Vienna.

Website: timostammberger.com

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

Underground Landscapes © Timo Stammberger

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