David Altrath is a 24-year-old freelance photographer based in Germany, currently working as a graphic editor. David is mainly engaged in commercial architecture, advertising, reportage and landscape photography. And his clients are Google, Baden-Wüttemberg authorities and Hamburg municipal services, the German magazine Achtung and many others.
Having started to take an interest in photography in his youth, David continued his studies on a professional level at the University of Design, Fine Arts and Media in Stuttgart. And in 2014, the young man became an independent freelance photographer and continues to work on his own and commercial projects, the main focus of which was architecture.
David Altrath describes his style of architectural photography as “pure and clear.” The photographer always strives to convey subjects in the most natural way, but at the same time emphasizing their features.
A series of photographs of David entitled “Metro” leads the viewer through the Stockholm metro system. Since 1957, artists have played a key role in the construction of new stations as they were all designed according to their unusual ideas. The old stations were adorned with beautiful statues, frescoes, and installations. So spending a day on the Stockholm subway is like visiting the world’s longest art exhibition.
“I’ve often read about what is arguably the longest art exhibition in the world, the Stockholm Metro. The thought that I might see something completely different from the usual display in exhibition centers intrigued me. I realized that I had to see it with my own eyes. For two nights I wandered through the empty stations, which are too crowded during the rest of the day to capture all their beauty and atmosphere, ”the photographer shares his impressions.