Interview with Matthias Heiderich

Today we would like you to meet Matthias Heiderich, a young self-taught photographer who is currently living and working in Berlin.

He mostly photographs Berlin in his very own unique and distinctive way. His work often explores the complexities of colour, is very architectural and minimalistic. You’ve never seen Berlin like this before!

Matthias aka massju also makes music on his own label “WeirdAndWired“, a netlabel for weird electronic music.

If you would like to know more about Matthias and his work, have a look at our interview!

Why and when did you start making art?
Since 2008 I devote most of my time to photography. Before that I mostly did music. With 14 I started spinning records and with 16 producing my own music, although not very successful. I like that because I can move freely within them without someone telling me how to do things. I like to have my freedom.

What kind of art do you make?
I call it “artistic photography”.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from music, photographs by other photographers, designworks and my surroundings.

What does your usual workday look like?
After getting up I usually answer e-mails, edit and ship prints, depending on the weather I pack up my camera und go/drive into the city or nature, in the evening I read and answer e-mails and if necessary take care of my online accounts and homepage. If I have an exhibition running, I try to be there as often as I can and from time to time I need to attend meetings with gallery owners or other work contacts.

How do you spend a perfect sunday?
In winter in bed, in summer out in nature.

What is your favourite taste of chocolate?
At the moment Ovomaltine.

Show me your favourite artwork (from your own collection or another artist).
Memory” by Mark Weaver. At the moment my favourite artwork.

Who should we interview next?
Garmonique aka Stas M.

If you could have a coffee with a famous artist – dead or alive – whom would you choose?
Hermann Hesse.

What is your philosophy of life?
My philosophy changes day to day, therefore I do without one.

Thank you very much, Matthias!