Yens Franke found his way to photography late. He spent his youth as guitarist and singer of a Munich rock band. Personnel changes in the band structure led to the decision to follow a more "serious" path. But never healed of art, one day the photographs of light artists such as Philipp Keel, Anna P. Cabrera & Angel Albarrán, Stefan Vanfleteren and last but not least Peter Lindbergh completely hogged him. By studying the works of these and similar artists, reading specialist literature and ultimately successfully completing his participation in the Shootcamp of Christian Anderl (Vienna, Austria), he passionately devoted himself to photography - without formal training. At the same time, Yens Franke has continued to develop his own style. He doesn't seem to be interested at all in familiar conventions and current norms in photography. Rather, it is art and aesthetics that are at the forefront of his photographs.
J. Seibold/Hysterika. de