Room 104 by Charis Kirchheimer
Edition: Original print, 10 copies.
Authentication: Numbered certificate signed by the artist, invoice.
Technique: Museum quality fine art print.
Colour: UltraChrome K3 pigment inks.
Media: Hahnemühle, FineArt Baryta 300g paper.
Print: Photo with white surround.
Framing: Mounted on Dibond® with recessed frame, Floater frame.
€ 553.89 – € 1018.22 inc. VAT
Method of payment: Secure card payment via our partner Stripe, Paypal, bank transfer.
Lead time prior to shipping: 7 days for a print, 15 days for a framed print.
Delivery: To your home address or a collection point. Almost anywhere worldwide.
Delivery fee: Free, small charge for certain destinations.
Durability: Colour stability, indoor UV resistance thanks to mineral pigment inks encapsulated in resin projected on a 100% Alpha cellulose backing.
Lifespan: 75 years without deterioration with normal indoor exposure. Results of tests carried out in independent laboratories.
Maintenance: Stable ambient surroundings recommended for the work. Avoid variations in temperature and humidity. Avoid direct sunlight.
Recommended humidity level: 35 to 65%.
Recommended temperature: 10 to 30°C.
Standards and certification: Acid and lignin-free. Standard ISO 9706 long life.
About the artist
“There are no rules to good photography, only good photographs” is the creative mantra of Charis Kirchheimer. Charis understands there is no one size fits all formula to her craft and that every situation and every subject is different. She prides herself on being able to tailor her style to whatever is on the other side of her lens in order to better capture its essence.
More about Charis Kirchheimer
How did you choose your means of expression
I always have loved art; it was a matter of finding something to express myself where words were insufficient. I enjoy painting but I find my painting childish. Writing also interested me but I never found a way with words. It therefore felt natural to choose photography since it can express much more than words, for me in any case.
Is this medium secondary to or closely linked to your subject
I’m usually inspired by my muses and try to work organically within a theme or idea… Never with a final ideal of what I want to create, I like to be surprised by my own creations.
What material do you use and why
I use numerous cameras ranging from old analog point and shoots, Polaroid, film SLRs and digital. I also like experimenting with light and different types of glass I can get my hands on creating kaleidoscope type images and light leaks, etc.
How does a work session take shape
Usually starting out with a mood board so my muse/and team and I can have the same feeling and be on the same page regarding the direction I want to take for our creation.
Can you explain to me how your work has evolved since starting out
When I started shooting my goal was to become a storyteller of the real world capturing moments as they were happening, recording history in real time. Now, I sometimes like to create images that give you a feeling of wanderlust and let the viewer create their own perspective.
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Do your origins and culture play a role in the works that you produce
I believe we are influenced by society on a subconscious level; everything we see, hear and even smell can influence us. I have never thought about whether my culture and origins have played a role but I imagine that they have!
What are your sources of inspiration
My source of inspiration stems from my everyday life, the people I encounter, films, fashion, beautiful places, music and food.
Are there any anecdotes that enable the genesis of your work to be understood
I like people to formulate their own ideas of what the work represents. It’s open to interpretation. I find it fascinating when people tell me what they think and take from my work.
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Do you wish to make viewers wonder or do you prefer to question them
As I mentioned before I like the viewers to feel whatever comes to them, whether it is wonderment or questions.
How do you view human beings, and consequently your work
I think humans are curious and always evolving with room for improvement, like with my work.
How would you compare your last work with the next
There is no comparison as they don’t tend to be coherent.
Is art poetry or social intervention
It really depends it could be a bit of both.
How do you view your own work
It is always evolving and has the potential to be greater than the last. I’m never completely content as I see room for improvement.
What are your current and future projects
At the moment I’m working on creating a coffee table book of my muses over the years.
Do you have anything else to add? I’ll let you have the last word…
Always be yourself and be unapologetic.