Helge Garke DE

Helge Garke is an architect and photographer currently based in Oslo

Helge Garke is a part of the exhibition Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities with the project The Remains of Eden.

The Remains of Eden is a series of photographs taken by photographer Helge Garke in Oslo in the winter and spring 2020 / 2021. In his personal photographic work he's focusing on the importance of our built environment on our society.

Helge is an architect and photographer currently based in Oslo, Norway. He finished his architectural studies at the Technical University of Munich in 1999. After moving to Iceland in 2006 he took his photographic passion to a professional level and documented many projects for the award winning Icelandic office pk arkitektar. Parallel he was capturing beautiful images of the rugged Icelandic landscape.

He approaches architecture and landscapes in the same way by capturing the essence of the given location, only using the natural or given light as he doesn't want to change the natural character of the subject. But he might wait for the right light to create striking imagery.

In 2020/2021 he was taking part in a mentoring program at Bilder Nordic School of Photography with lead teachers Laara Matsen and Damian Heinisch. Since then he transfers his insights of the building industry into documentaries focusing on social and urban issues.

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