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The High Performance Materials business unit (HPM) of chemicals company LANXESS commissioned industry photographer WOLFRAM SCHROLL to shoot photos in the areas of production, development and research for the company's own photo pool. Wolfram Schroll on the project: "I've always been fascinated by chemistry and used to build small solid rockets when I was about twelve – thank goodness they didn't fly very far." LANXESS, of course, is about completely different products, for example plastics for the emerging electro-mobility sector.
The challenge during the shoot for LANXESS was finding and developing motifs in the giant complex of production facilities and labs. "After a detailed location check, we photographed for one week at two different sites." says Wolfram Schroll. The LANXESS AG, headquartered in Cologne, is a specialty chemicals company which was founded in 2004 after outsourcing the chemicals division and parts of the polymers division at Bayer AG. The company reached a stock market value of approximately 7.5 billion US dollars in mid 2018. We have Wolfram Schroll's photos here for you on GoSee. lanxess.de
15.01.2019 // show complete article
“I didn't know the Dragon 900 before. It is a highly durable hose used by firefighters around the world. And, as the name says, it can take on temperatures of up to 900 degrees and is produced by ESCHBACH. You'd think, just one hose, but production is very complex. The shoot took place over the course of two days at the factory,” industrial photographer Wolfram SCHROLL tells GoSee. Jakob Eschbach GmbH is a family-owned & operated company, and since its foundation in 1956, has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of fire hoses.
Just as elaborate: the high-tech scales from WIPOTEC, which are used in the pharma and food industries. My production for Bilderpool took three days," says the photographer.
"And then the hard-working night-shift from the haulage company Mönig, without which 24/7 production would not be possible in many places. To convey the extent of constant availability, I photographed mainly in the dark; which was exciting." It all began back in 1957, transporting milk and wood clippings. In the morning, milk cans were driven to the dairy and wood clippings to the chipboard plant in the afternoon. Wolfram once again captured the work processes.
29.08.2018 // show complete article
Wolfram Schroll photographed exciting projects once again in Berlin. After the photographer specialized in industrial and architectural topics photographed Neue Museum in Berlin for a client in 2017, this time it was all about the future. Wolfram adds: "I was so happy when I saw the Futurium. That's what modern architecture looks like, simply breathtaking. For me, the building by Berlin architects Richter and Musikowski is already an icon in its own time, and I hope my photos do justice to the Futurium."
Under construction on the Berlin Spreeufer between the Reichstag and the main station is the Futurium, whose modern architecture complements the government district with its special design. On three floors and around 3,200 square meters of exhibition space, the center for future design will grant insight into the world of tomorrow starting in 2019 – while embodying a visionary spatial concept itself. The 'Skywalk' on the roof affords a unique view of Spreebogen and the chancellery overlooking a sea of solar collectors for photovoltaic and solar thermal power generation.
For SWISSBIT from Switzerland, Wolfram Schroll photographed the high-tech manufacturing process of memory elements: photography in the clean room, complex machines which operate at an incredible speed, gold wires, so thin that you can barely see them... in other words – Wolfram's favorite topic.
11.05.2018 // show complete article