30 July 2015 // Sanne Schrijver //Amersfoort


Max Eicke is a young photographer born in a small city in Southern Germany. Eicke studied photography in Munich but started to develop his interest for photography at the age of 12. At that time Max was quite sure he would become a detective one-day. With his plastic camera he walked around for hours in search of crime scenes. Of course it never happened so his focus turned from detective work to photography. He is most inspired by passionate, powerful people and what they have to say. For example he would love to follow Putin for some time or get access to the Italian Mafia. For Eicke it’s not about reportage photography but it’s all about those things that happen behind the public stage, entering hidden places.

For his series “Dominas” Eicke approached more than 170 women who work in the sex industry as femdoms (female dominance) to ask if he could make a portrait. Most femdoms refused. But in the end 25 women agreed with his proposal. He met the femdoms in bars, their private houses or working spaces to create the perfect portrait.

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