Always fascinated by the temper, hustle and constant transformation of urban landscapes, Wolfgang Hildebrand proposes in the photographic series Moment a surreal portrait of our world.

By merging numerous photographs – taken at different times of the day – into one single new image, the German photographer  Wolfgang Hildebrand transfers ordinary places to somewhere between fiction and reality.
In fact, it is what our brains are permanently doing to us. Our eyes can only perceive a fraction of the environment accurately – the rest is likely build up by our brain from memories and experiences.
Even though this new unique moment never actually happened it looks somehow familiar to the viewer. Only at second glance we loose orientation and realize the complex new reality shown – not only questioning our common photographic perception but also our understanding of moments in time itself.


Born in Hamburg in 1969, Wolfgang Hildebrand studied communication & design and worked as art-director. He is working full time as an artist since 2012, focusing on photography and manipulated reality.

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