Boris Loder, born in 1982, lives and works in Luxembourg. The main focus of his artistic work lies on urban subjects. His photographic subjects ranges from minimalist urban sceneries to elaborately arranged found objects. Until recently, Loder worked on his series Urban Elements, consisting of digital compositions of characterful rundown objects placed against clean white backgrounds.
This series still resonates in Loder’s more recent work as far as his interest in urban objects and their patina as well as his minimalist approach is concerned. His main focus thus lies on the urban environment, where he tries to find and interpret the stories the seemingly banal objects and places have to offer.
Boris Loder got started in photography in his student days when he went to Manchester for a longer stay. During this time, he not only acquired a basic set of working methods and approaches, but also developed his interested for urban subjects, which he found in great number among Manchester's metropolitan topography.
Loder studied German and English literature as well as human and physical geography at the University of Tübingen. His academic education has an impact on his photographic work particularly with regard to his interest in poetic forms of storytelling, image-text relation, and the interrelatedness of human behaviour and urban or natural landscapes.
Boris Loder is a regular contributor to the weekly newspaper d'Lëtzebuerger Land for which he writes photography-related articles such as interviews and reviews.
La beauté du délabré. Portrait by journalist and art critic Josée Hansen (published in d'Lëtzebuerger Land 16.08.2013).