Christian Hedel is a photographer with a mailbox and appartment in Cologne, Germany. Claiming that he was based in Germany’s inofficial media and arts capital would be both inaccurate and an offense to his closest friends who always complain that he is hardly ever there. Because he isn’t, and probably never will spend more than 2 nights in a row at what he calls “home”. While this lifestyle may occasionally upset his friends, it is beginning to benfit photography lovers around the world as the whiz kid in everything visual arts has lately begun to devote himself to his camera and discovered what might finally be his true calling. His tireless thirst for life constantly drags him out on the road, onto cross atlantic trips to both coasts of the US as well as to every corner in Europe. Thanks to his never ending curiosity, an instinct for relevance, an exceptional sense for aesthetics which was developed and schooled throughout two decades spent in art direction, animation, set design, video production and programming, his excellent taste in everything “life” is now beginning to get successfully documented in pictures.
- Jan Lemke, New York, January 2015 -