Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2018

Old Acquaintances

Hey there,
do you remember this:

I took this photo four years ago for my photographic bachelor thesis in Svalbard (Spitzbergen). Back then I was struggling with the decision if I should study natural sciences after finishing my degree in photography. Coming to Svalbard really helped making that decision. It's a magical place which makes you feel like you are on an alien planet. A harsh but beautiful planet. One you want to come back to and one you want to know more about. I also met very inspiring people, who encouraged me to follow my interests, no matter what others might think or social norms might suggest.
So beeing back here feels like a dream come true and also brings up a lot of old memories. I am so happy and grateful that I can be here again and that I am allowed to study at the place that has always inspired me.

Dienstag, 15. August 2017


Hey there,
as always - it's been a while...
But I have great news: One week ago I moved to Tromsø, Norway. I will be there for one year to start my masters program in physics at UiT - the northernmost university in the world.
To keep you all updated I created an Instagram account where you can see crappy cellphone pictures of my daily life and travel and stuff. Better photos will hopefully follow soon.

Until now Tromsø is an awesome - nearly too good to be true - place to live. I got a forest right next to my housing and I can see mountains and the sea from my window.

What more could I ever wish for?

I also got super friendly flatmates (three of them being Norwegians, one French guy and a German girl) and I am also really really really looking forward to my classes. They start on Thursday. I am so excited and happy!

See you guys soon!

Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2017

Between Realities

Dear readers,
once again I am a joyous participant in an exhibition.
The exhibition itself - organized by the Master’s program Photographic Studies - complements the international symposium "Between Realities" at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund.

\\ the exhibition \\
"The contributions of this fourth exhibition in the series #photographic #studies disclose insights into BA and MA projects, which are dedicated to the examination and visualization of a factually ambivalent and often seldom consistent reality, while experimenting with the concepts of documentary photography.

\\ the symposium \\
"Between Realities" is a one-day symposium addressing diverse photographic positions, which challenge the prevailing modes of visual representation and their supposed factual depiction of reality through the photographic medium.
Several international artists have been invited, who in practice blur the borders between fact and fiction, thus re-imagining and subverting the traditional visual conception of the documentary genre.
The intention of the presentations is to open a discussion about the truth of an absolute "objective" photographic replication of reality. Is the reproduction of a pictorial unadulterated "objective truth" an erroneous belief, a goal neither viable nor desirable?"

Exhibition Opening
13.01.2017 – 19:00
Fachhochschule Dortmund
Galerie fb2, Department of Design
Max-Ophüls-Platz 2
44137 Dortmund

I'll be there and I would be glad to see some of you there too.

Donnerstag, 22. September 2016


Hey there,
it's been a while.
As you all can imagine - studying physics is not quite the easiest thing to do. As a result I've been pretty absorbed with my studies and work this last year. But I have been travelling in my spare time and therefore I treasured up a whole bunch of photographs. I've been to the Alps twice (which was rather shocking because of the immense mass loss of the glaciers) and visited Scotland for the first time. Scotland is really beautiful in march and the lack of tourists is a huge bonus too. If you're not scared of camping in the snow, you have to give it a try!

Currently I'm working on a series about the strange and sometimes desolate beauty of our planet. It'll probably take some time until it's finished but I just wanted to say - I'm still alive.

The forgotten side of the massif.
On our way to the chalet Orny at the Swiss part of the Mont Blanc massif.

Montag, 22. Juni 2015


Hey guys,
I am very happy to announce that my homepage is online now -
thanks to Jan Eckoff at Wortpflege, who did a really great job.
Pay it a visit at

Screenshot of my new homepage :D

Stay tuned ;)

Freitag, 5. Juni 2015

Dummy Award // Kassel

Hey there,
I received some very good news:
My book "E38-15 - Tagebuch einer Expedition" is on the shortlist of the Dummy Award in Kassel.
In 2015 the 50 shortlisted books will be exhibited at international photo events in Kassel, Gotenburg, Dublin, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome and more international exhibition places.

For more information about the book - please email me at theaschneider(at)

Stay tuned ;)

Montag, 30. März 2015


Hey there! For everyone who actually wanted to visit my homepage and stranded here - I'm very sorry. My homepage is currently under reconstruction and will be online again soon.

If you're asking yourself where you are right now:
This is my blog - where I upload news and small side projects.

Btw our exhibition is still open till sunday.
So stop by if you want!

Julia S. made this portrait of me while we were setting up the exhibition.

If you liked my work at the exhibition and want to order a book or a print - please email me at theaschneider(at) (carefull not .de)

Stay tuned ;)