“Kornkreis” (crop circle)

from the series Der Weg ist das Ziel (the journey is the reward)

This work from my diploma thesis was the first to show circular lines so clearly. These circles are inexplicable and they keep appearing under mysterious circumstances… Hence the title, although strictly speaking it is not a cornfield, but a meadow with dandelions.

Today, 14 years later, at least the circumstances are no longer so mysterious. The circles are created when I photograph a structured surface from an elevated position (like a railway embankment) and with the right combination of speed, camera movement and shutter speed. So I know how to get the circles; but why they appear is still a mystery to me.

I simply enjoy their beauty.


You can purchase this motif as a high-quality fine art print in museum quality. Hahnemühle Natural Line Hemp 290 is a very sustainable fine art paper,since it’s made from 60% hemp, a fast growing, low-ressurce fibre. The shop offers two different formats to choose from. (open edition)

I love this photo, and I’m sure I will soon show it in an exhibition. If this is the artwork that touches your heart and that you want to own as an original, please contact me. I will let you know as soon as the picture is on show and available for purchase.