Born in 1963, pho­to­­graph­er Wil­helm W. Reinke often de­vel­ops his pho­to­­graph­ic series as long-term pro­jects. The res­ult are works and texts that are both - char­ac­ter and con­­tem­­por­ary wit­­nesses. The "light­paint­er" shows in ex­­­press­ive black-and-white pho­to­­graphs his sens­it­ive ap­­proach to the por­­trayed people. Two of these pro­jects are the "Ber­­lin Mo­­ments" and the "NARRENBÄUME".

Dur­ing his time in Ber­­lin, Wil­helm W. Reinke por­­trayed 69 prom­in­ent con­­tem­­por­ar­ies over a per­i­od of more than 10 years and asked them about their per­­son­al views and stor­ies about Ber­­lin and Ber­­lin art. The res­ult­ing book shows the per­­son­al­it­ies in sens­it­ive im­ages and the city in all its vi­tal­ity.

In the book NARRENBÄUME Wil­helm W. Reinke wants to fool us people that we are on the best way to des­­troy our nature and thus the basis of our ex­­ist­ence. Naked people in front of and some­­times on huge trees, some­­times in unity and some­­times in con­­trast to the ex­­­press­ive nat­ur­al monu­­ments, al­lude to the vul­n­er­­­ab­il­ity and de­pend­ency of both liv­ing be­ings. In his world­wide pho­to­­graphed tree por­traits with de­per­­son­al­­ized people, he puts both nature and people in the right light. He stages mod­­els in such a way that they tell a story in con­­nec­­tion with the de­pic­ted tree.