Photographs should be symbolic rather than descriptive...they should suggest to the reader an internal rather than an external part of life
Erich Hartmann was a documentary photographer but his personal projects expressed a fascination with light, particularly how laser or artifiical light can embody beauty. By injecting light into the frame of an image, he transformed it into something both mesmerizing and ambiguous. "I cannot really describe these photographs any further than that. They give me a sense of satisfaction because I have been able to use familiar, sometimes commonplace situations and, by the introduction of an unfamiliar way of using light, transform them into photographs which seem to me disquieting, questioning, ambiguous," Hartmann said.