The year 2013 brought me back to my old district in Essen.
Familiarizing myself with the changes in my neighbourhood I strolled around and unexpectedly stumbled across a house with a spectacular designad facade. I turned around and went back home to come back later with my camera. This was already the point of no return. I didn’t know it, but I now was infected by a virus, unknown to me up to this moment. The STREEART-VIRUS.
I found out that the owner of this house is an activist for the protection of the rainforests and that the artist who had designed the facade was BEN MATHIS. Although I do not know him personally, I am deeply indebted to him yet, he has given my life a new direction.