Peter Piller

Rasenmähen (Lawn Mowing), 2002-2004

C-print, 36.5 x 36.5 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur, acquisition with funds from Odinga Picenoni Hagen AG
Inv. no. 2015-019-140

Peter Piller
b. 1968 (Fritzlar, DE), lives and works in Hamburg, DE

Over the past few years Peter Piller has put together an archive of over seven thousand photographs, which have been clipped from local papers. Like a photo detective, he neatly cuts out the pictures, analyses and sorts them. Then he looks for common threads, visual patterns and systems, and re-sorts the pictures into categories of his own. The Peter Piller Archive now contains about one hundred different categories with titles such as: Vandalismus zeigen (Pointing at Vandalism), Eis essende Mädchen (Girls eating ice cream) and Auto berühren (Touching a car).