Portrait of an Apartment

Otto Herz

Living and Working Space Alte Handelschule Leipzig

As someone who is deeply connected to Leipzig, Otto Herz established his living and working space in the Alte Handelsschule in Leipzig-Plagwitz. The vast rooms serve as an archive of his long-standing work as an educational reformer and his many contributions in the fields of education, politics and academia, and they are used as seminar rooms for a wide spectrum of workshops to this day. Otto Herz approached me to document everything before the spaces would become repurposed over time – with the directive to bring my own gaze to portraying the countless objects that had been with him throughout his life. The result is the portrait of a person via objects close to his heart, culminating in a multi-facetted depiction of Otto Herz.

Series of 60 photographs.