Heide Schimke

„... Sometimes it feels like I am reading a book, devouring every new page. A book that tantalizes and grabs the imagination with every single line. I walk with my camera along the beach and search for the fragmented structure in the sand, on the flotsam, or a stone... whatever I can find. To keep making such discoveries! They seem so very grand through the lens. This experience on the beach is accompanied not only by the light swirling and shimmering in different patterns, but also by the wind chimes, the sounds of the sea, the birds. It seems that through the camera I want to be close to the subject matter — eliminate all distance. Structure is just as important as the colors and patterns of light. It is the same with the sand images that come together at the beach. They seem like stone, supposed to bring out a sketchy and fleeting nature, instead of dominating through sheer color...“
— Excerpt from the travel diary Australia 2012