Papendieck is a freelance photographer from Germany. He's been shooting
picture since he was eleven years old, largely inspired by his grandfather,
whom Michael remembers always carrying a camera about. Interestingly, Michael's
other art form is dancing. It's something he's been doing for almost twenty
years now. It relates very well to photography, he says, in its use of
multi-dimensionality and its interplay of light and shadow.
In addition to his grandfather, he says he's inspired
by the photography of Peter Lindbergh, Igor Amelkovich and his good friend
Thorsten Jankowski. He works with a Canon EOS 350D as well as an old
RICOH TLS 401 when using film.