Renowned architectural photographer Klaus Frahm of Hamburg knows how to capture architectural style in photographs. As early as age 15, his desire to be a photographer was already strong. Trying his hand first at photojournalism, he quickly transitioned to landscapes and eventually architecture. Klaus is now a renown and widely published photographer, documenting man made elements and urban landscapes across the world.Klaus Frahm's home, as intimately photographed by Michael Muller—musician for Austin based band Balmorhea and photographer—shows a classically simple yet elegant home in Börnsen, Germany (Near Hamburg).
The 15+ room labyrinth of a home was passed down from his parents. Complete with a studio, 2 dark rooms, a work room and a full office, Frahm is the only occupant. He is a master cook, and the kitchen is always stocked with over-flowing bowls of fruit and vegetables and spices.
From Michael Muller, the photographer:
"He has THE most unique house I've ever heard of let alone seen and explored. My pictures do it no justice at all to its immensity and eccentricity. He is a dear friend and a truly distinguished master of his field.
The living room boasts a newly restored Bechstien grand piano as well as a massive and meticulously organized music collection of cd's and lp's arranged alphabetically with markers for every letter. The remainder of the home is stocked sporadically with floor-to-ceiling shelving teeming with art, photo and architecture books.
Truly, some sort of childhood exploratory fantasy setting, the home is unique in it's sprawling floor-plan and numerous passages to traverse between the levels with several differing staircases. The home is on the edge of a large nature preserve with a docile creek flowing in the ravine. Klaus is a stand-out in the field of architectural photography and teaches yoga in his spare time."
See the rest of the multi-part series exploring the home of renown architectural photographer Klaus Frahm in Börnsen, Germany at Michael Muller's Blog: Threading in the Choirs or some of Frahm's own work at the Klaus Frahm online museum:
Images: Used with permission from Michael Muller