In his series ‘Critical Mass/Kritische Masse’ photographer Michael Danner is documenting all 17 nuclear power plants in Germany. With his project he is pointing on a quite sensitive topic as the nuclear phase-out has been a highly discussed topic in Germany for years. The pictures are giving a rare insight into the artificial spaces. They seem so complex and obsolete at the same time, intimidating in size and matter, unnatural and unique out of an almoust foreign perspective. Danner is stepping back from the scene and allows us to observe and interprate what we see. His aim is to facilitate a dialogue between image and recipient that reaches beyond the subject itself and links with the observer’s life-world.
All images © Michael Danner