Alexander Buss lives and works in Cologne since 1985. In very young years, he is in the late 60s early 70s in short intervals with the Beatles portraits of Richard Avedon, Works by Andy Warhol in Stern, and a series of pictures of a Rolling Stones concert time magazine came into contact and was so impressed by the images that he had the feeling something also can and wanted to do. Through the story of his grandfather, who worked and taught as a scientist for physics and chemistry, but then also researched and taught photography in theory and practice, he soon came to photography. So, he has already taken his first steps in my school days. After high school graduation, civilian service, some travel, and jobs he has studied in Dortmund, among others, with Pan Walter1981- 1985 photo design and graduated. At the same time, he assisted the landscape and advertising photographer Walter Sack for 2 years. Together with his fellow student Rainer Ehricke, he set up his own business in Cologne in 1985. In 1996 he was offered a teaching position at the Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, which I held until 1999 in the reports Design, Creative Concepts and Concepts. In 1999 he wrote and published together with me Rainer Ehricke a book on digital photography on behalf of the MITP Verlag Bonn. In the context of various cooperations, among others with TV presenter Hans Meiser, the film production We-sat-TV and various advertising agencies, he has designed and implemented various films and animated presentations. In 2007, Alexander Buss founded a digital agency with Rainer Ehricke and, among other things, built and operated the website neuwagen.de. After his illness at the end of 2018, he has decided in 2019 to go back to photography to dedicate myself entirely to his artistic work.
My pictures are often not just what I just saw through the camera. They are the result of currently perceived, condensed in the processing, with seen and experienced at earlier times. Something we do every day in our head. We see purely technically simply with our eyes what is just, howev-er, what we see is classified by us again and again, interpreted and compared with our experi-ences and "knowledge". The brain makes its own pictures from the abundance of information. Our seeing is a local and/or emotional search for the possibility to orient ourselves and a long-ing to find our way.