Liebeskummer (Martin) is a photo book about a heartbreak and a legend.
It is said that the minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide was burried in Wuerzburg. He has a graveyard there where people tend to lay down flowers. As the saying goes, whoever person suffering from lover‘s grief puts down flowers to the grave stone shall be released from his / her pain by the time the flowers have withered. The book captures my journey on the Deutsche Bahn to Wuerzburg and to the grave. It is winter and I am crying a lot. On some shots you can see a portrait of the man I am beweeping on my iphone. My tears are quite real even though the whole procession with outfits and flowers was staged to some extend. The climax of the book is when I lay down on the cold gravestone, into the flowers, and pray for Walther von der Vogelweide to ease my pain. Afterwards I walk away with a very wet behind.