KALTBLUT presents: ¨A Poetics of the Ineffable¨ a commitment to the environment and the unconditional love for animals. Photographs by Walter Jenkel. Born in Stuttgart, Germany currently resides in Barcelona. www.instagram.com/walter_jenkel
He began to learn photography on a self-taught basis by taking private courses. He made portfolios for models from various agencies and started as a freelance behind-the-bacstage photographer on international catwalks. Publish her first fashion and current editorials in GQ Spain magazine. He also collaborated with different record companies, making promotional portraits of national and international artists and groups.
In 2008 he decided to turn his work around by switching to auteur photography and doing more intimate work. With In ¨ The Praise of Laziness¨ the author describes his particular vision of the world of adolescence and with
¨A Poetics of the Ineffable¨ his latest project, his commitment to the environment and his unconditional love for animals. A work of artistic photography that addresses the theme of interaction and the links that man has created with them. It is based on making our species known through photographs with models: both Iberian, invasive and domestic animals.
¨A POETICS OF THE INEFABLE¨
From 1700 a. To date, man has extinguished more than 842 species (746 animals and 96 plants). Many of which disappeared due to human activity: either due to competition generated by introduced invasive species, deforestation of jungles and forests, environmental pollution, or excessive hunting, among other factors.
With the beginning of human life on earth, man has had a direct or indirect relationship with animals. From a dominant and winning position towards them to also recognize them as equals. Every day we are more aware that there must be a rethinking on our part towards the rest of the species as sentient beings and that in some way they have some kind of relationship with us.
Animals occupy an important place in our society. Attention must be paid to the influence they exert on us, from the problems generated by coexistence, to the benefits they bring at an individual and social level. The bond with each species has several different and complementary angles. Routine coexistence with them can be varied and even have the existence of a diverse human-animal “friendship”. The general objective of this project is to deepen the relationship that is established between humans and animals, both in its positive and negative aspects.
Nowadays, our coexistence with animals has developed its own field of reflection, the objective of which has posed challenges and has opened new perspectives on this issue that is so important today. This photographic work deals with the interactions between animals and humans, exploring the bonds that can be created. In this sense, these “relationships” want to rethink the human and the animal, harmonize them again with Nature and study their contribution to our culture and society.