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.