A photographer with an eye for the architectural, Annette Schreiber creates works that make the most of the atmospheric potential in photography. Her photographs often observe high rises, finding a surreal, sparse reality in familiar angles. Schreiber revels in negative space, letting the natural gradients of light in each urban landscape overtake her compositions. Even when the subjects of a photograph are rigid and linear, Schreiber transforms them into distorted, atmospheric objects that set their own patterns of wood, glass, and steel against the subtle swathes of sky.
Much of Schreiber’s work is black and white, allowing the contrast between light and dark to be the focus. More than documentary, Schreiber’s works use a moody blend of greys, towering architecture, and silhouetted trees to convey emotion. Imbued with the photographer’s own feelings, each image communicates a tone beyond its subject matter.
Born in Germany, Annette Schreiber began photographing as a child. Since earning her Master’s Degree in Photography in 2000, Schreiber has interpreted the world through her camera lens with a unique eye towards the sentiment behind the image. She recently won two categories and received an honorable mention in the 10th Pollux Awards.