Born in Siegen, Allemagne
live and work in Germany and New York.
Shot in the studio from models, Sonja Braas’s photographs attempt to illustrate the power of nature. In so doing, they also define the turbulent relationship between man and the land that is not only cultivated, exploited and sculpted, but also venerated and mythified. Visually expressing nature’s energy in her wild, intense pictorial dramas, Sonja Braas strives to compose a fictitious world atlas covering the various climate and topographical zones. Natural disasters and their cultural and political consequences are the themes of this series. Through larger-than-life-sized images, these moments frozen in time appear to be authentic then immediately challenge and demystify this perception.