About Olaf Martens
Olaf Martens keeps returning to St Petersburg. The magnificent metropolis
on the Neva exerts an irresistible pull on him. It isn’t just the vast
supply of superlative motifs that fascinates him – camera fodder for
an insatiably curious lensman...
Klaus Honnef: O. Martens in St. Petersburg (PDF)
At the start we find the grotesque portrait of a pompous, female model
made of papier maché. Lying on a carriage, the unblemished figure rolls
over the cobblestones of a street flanked by crumbling, late 19th century
Klaus Honnef : In the mirror image of the world of images (PDF)
”Olaf Marten’s photographs don’t leave anyone cold“ is how Curator Harald
Kunde once described the often heated reaction to your works...
Poor photos destroy themselves (PDF)