Pamela Russmann lives and works in vienna.
With the photo camera I direct my seeing and my soul upon what is happening before me, all around me, and at the same time with me. This approach requires a strange hybrid presence: I am part of the whole, and at the same time I must protect myself so far that I am not taken in completely. I like the concept of the „permeable border“, because although I do not instruct like a director, I want to keep control and arrange within the limitation of my viewfinder. For me the decisive moment has come when I am not perceived by the people upon whom I direct my camera any more than intruder any more when they „forget“ that I am there. Once I have achieved that, I sometimes end up with very private situations in which the finger on the shutter hesitates and I ask myself: May I be so close, should I be so close?