Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Paul’s Nature Books

Oct 09, 2017 - Nikolas Ventourakis

With Paul we met during our MA at Central Saint Martins in London. He’s from Berlin – no, really, he did actually grow up there! – and his way of working could not be more radically different that mine. He is impulsive, present and connects with people. His eye is examining, but also he prefers not to overanalyse in advance. There is wonder about the world in his photography. His two most recent books are titled Wildlife Photography and Schmetterlinge (Butterflies). In his own words, in an interview he gave, he is not interested in nature photography or the exotic. Sometime his work – because it takes place in faraway places – might seem to simply depict the orient and the savant. That, however, is not true. His work is very urban and the rythm of the city is apparent. A couple of years ago he was visiting Athens and it was the first time I saw him working in the field. He was dancing. Whenever I find myself in a place I deal with the narratives that pre-exist within me and I spend more time analysing those in contrast to the physicality of my presence. Paul dives straight in and through his process analysis the environment around him.


Paul Hutchinson (b.1987) is an artist living and working in Berlin. He is a graduate of University of the Arts, Berlin, GER and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK. He has published three books with The Green Box. He has exhibited widely and is currently the selected artist for the Deutsche Oper Berlin commission. His accolades include selection for the Berlin Masters, the ILSE-AUGUSTIN FOUNDATION grant and the Eberhard Roters Grant for Young Art 2016.