Peter Ortmann Photography


... it was time for a change.

The work presented here is quite different from the more classical portraits. It is halfway between photography and videography, using effects of movement and poses that are telling stories in the observer’s mind. Rêves-Floux is a mix of dream-like narration and complex movements.

In none of the shots presented here, whether they are more abstract or closer to old French paintings have not been modified in Photoshop, except to adapt the background or sometimes make faces even more anonymous, also to protect the model’s identity.

Rêves Floux at Arles

ProfiFoto(s) @ Arles 2022

Über die Fotozeitschrift ProfiFoto bin ich bin mit einer Serie der Rêves Floux auf den Rencontres d'Arles 2022 vertreten.

Alle Bilder sind käuflich direkte vor Ort erwebbar.

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Once the idea established and the room set like in a classic theatre peace the performance of the model conducted into that space gives moments of freedom. Once the perfection (of a portrait) is no longer present in the making there is a transformation in the movements, poses and expressions. You have and will be by yourself, as a model, a photographer or even as the final observer.

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Rêves Floux

At the other end of my black and white portraits you will find another approach of “being yourself”. This unclear, unsharp moments in motion full of open spaces allowing at the same time to the model and the observer to deep dive into their respective imagination.

Next to the esthetical exercise and experiments with colours I am fascinated by the feedback of the observers who have very personal interpretations that are sometimes far from the original momentum.

The inner conditions that these emotions are can be clearly seen in the pictures do only reveal the observes life experience and state of mind. At this point I do not only discover the emotional world of the model, myself but also the observer’s one.


Inspired by our endless visits of museums in Paris, Vienna, London, ...