Meike Nixdorf is a Berlin-based photographer who explores the tentative relationships between perspectives in space and time. In Point of View, she examines the effect of angle and reflection on the sense of place projected by an image while her latest series explores decision making in photography from a contrasting dimension –
“In the Orbit of El Teide” now focuses on the question of what can be seen, or how much information can be gathered, from only one single point of view, versus the information, visual or abstract, one could gather by orbiting an object, question or focus point. In this way, two different points of view of the same subject matter could differ in their look or feel tremendously and might not even be recognized as the same subject matter anymore.Like pieces in a puzzle, every image from “In the Orbit of El Teide” holds different visual aspects of the same subject, in this case the mountain El Teide. But other than a piece in a puzzle, each image appears to strongly stand on its own. And it is only through looking at these images one-by-one that one realizes how much more information, visual aspects, perspectives or stories-to-be-told there are to just one single mountain—or to any subject matter, basically.