Matthias Koch

Matthias Koch studied Architecture and Fine Arts with Professor Heinrich Riebeseh at the University of Hannover and Art with Photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany where he was in the master class of Professor Bernd Becher graduating with Honours. From 1998 – 2000 he was lecturer in the faculty of Fine Arts at the Fachhochschule in Hannover and from 2006 – 2008 at the University Niederrhein in Krefeld, Germany.

He uses two distinctive methodologies to take incredibly detailed, oblique-angled panoramic photographs of key historical sites:

1. an adapted fire engine with a camera attached to the end of the ladder.

2. a photo-drone.

He describes the results: “the slight aerial view provides a different view of details and a more interestingly detached perspective than a ground level photograph … At the same time, the perspective isn’t so high that these would take on the appearance of surveillance”.

Associated Museum: Dover Museum (archives)

Associated Project: Flights over Dover

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