Award-winning landscape and architectural photographer Norbert Fritz creates beautifully composed abstract art out of the ordinary. We had the pleasure of talking to Norbert about his creative inspirations and how he relates composing an image to composing music.
What’s the one quote that always fires you up?
NF: “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
What do you do when you hit a wall during your creative process?
NF: I just take a break. I make something else, or I watch a movie, go to a cafe, read a book. I simply choose to do other things and trust that ideas will come.
What artist(s) or photographer do you most admire? And how has their work influenced your own?
NF: I really like classic photographers like André Kertész, Robert Capa, Elliott Erwitt, but I also like surrealist photographer Erik Johansson‘s works too. I like the works of Pablo Picasso and Victor Vasarely, whose works are in the Vasarely Museum in Pécs, Hungary, where I live.
What’s your favorite photo you’ve ever captured and why?
NF: I have a lot of photos and it is hard to say which one is my favorite. Each has its own story, or specialty, which I like about it. I really like the Levels of Reading, the Window Stream, the Winged Storm, or what I have taken recently with my phone called Fragments or Augmented Reality.
If your essence were able to be captured/created in a photo, what would be happening in it?
NF: I think it would be like a sci-fi movie scene – minimalistic, futuristic, tricky, unpredictable and all this from an unusual perspective.
What are you focusing on right now in your art and photography?
NF: I recently had my first solo photo and audiovisual exhibition, which was absolutely great.
I made my artwork available in canvas print format and began shipping worldwide. Now I’m working on a mobile street photo series and, besides that, I have many other ideas of what I am going to make next with my DSLR.
Levels of Reading
What book would you recommend any creative person read?
NF: Anyone who, like me, is interested in tech should read Elon Musk’s Inventing the Future. It is a very inspiring story on how to build the future.
You can see more of Norbert’s work on his website. And now that you’ve seen a bit of Norbert’s work, why not have a look inside his gear bag?