For his series "Aiming High," Frank Schinski has been photographing people at job fairs, job interviews, castings or assessment centers since 2017. The exhibition at Galerie Poll gives an impression of the series, which will be published in its full extent as a book.
In his photographic works, Frank Schinski reflects on topics that receive little attention in current reporting, have no catchy "message" and are not suitable for headlines. For those portrayed, on the other hand, everyday situations in their professional lives have their own significance, as does their appearance at "social" events such as anniversary celebrations or the farewell on their last day at work.
For his series, the photographer has chosen different formats, which he combines in a playful and exciting way to relate selected motifs to each other. The C-prints are mounted in the Diasec process behind acrylic glass and framed.
Born in Prenzlau in 1975 and raised in a small village near the Polish border, Frank Schinski worked in construction for several years after an apprenticeship as a bricklayer before catching up on his high school diploma on the second educational path. From 1999 to 2006 he studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the FH Hannover. Since then he has been photographing for international magazines and business companies.
Since 2009 he has been a member of the photographers' collective OSTKREUZ - Agentur der Fotografen and has participated in collective exhibitions of the collective. Frank Schinski lives and works in Hanover.