Peter Nitsch is an upcoming mid-career German photographer living in Bangkok. The lifetime member of the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand is influenced by his no-man’s-land childhood in the Upper Palatinate and the German skater scene of the late eighties. His narratives of people in dialogue with life observe individual and collective identities through a bright, clean vision. Angst #1 is part of the ‘Tango in the Big Mango’ collection, a photo book of 160 works published by renown museum book publisher Hatje Cantz. The conceptual series Angst is embedded within the three thematic series ‘Greed. Growth. Angst’—each both singly and collectively pointing to troubling undercurrents. Peter Nitsch’s conceptual photography often appear at first glance to be a wander through a stock-photography catalogue: a perfectly composed portrait of a swimming pool scene is juxtaposed next to the same woman trying to get through her own wall of Angst. Nitsch’s conceptual photographs are subtle subversions of the certitude of photographic representation, questioning what is ‘truthful’ in an image, what is staged, and what is spontaneous.
Why we believe in this NFT: Pictures speak through emotions, and we liked the feeling it awoke in us. People of any conscience will find themselves wondering from time to time whether the life they are leading is something to be proud of, and whether their final day of reckoning may be closer than they may care to contemplate. Others are simply too preoccupied with worrying about an unknown future to see what’s immediately in front of them, thus often forgetting to relish the present.
We warmly welcome Peter Nitsch to Jenny DAO