In the show Portraits in Motion Gerling shows the audience a selection of his favourite portraits by holding each one under a video camera so that its moving images are projected onto a large screen. In a series of enchanting and precious moments the people he photographed come to life on screen as he shares the heart-warming and moving stories behind each encounter.
Volker Gerling is a passionate creator of photographic flipbooks and an intrepid traveller. Almost every summer since 2003 he has set off on a walking journey throughout his native Germany and has altogether covered more than 3,500km. During this “slow travel” he invites people to visit his travelling Flipbook “thumb cinema” exhibition and creates flipbook portraits of some of the people he meets along the way. Volker became interested in the interface between film and photography during his studies in film directing and cinematography leading to his first work as a flipbook filmmaker.