Literature & photography – About fiction and reality

Well-known German writer Rainer Würth (*1967) learned and trained his photography skills as a journalist. For local media in the beginning, he took a lot of shots to illustrate his stories and articles. Later – as a freelance travel writer – he worked for big nationwide newspapers and magazines in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Focused on the writing mainly he also continued to make and to publish photos from his trips all over the world.


After moving to Flores in 2016 – the most western island in the Archipel of the Azores – Rainer Würth works more and more in the field of artistic photography – portraits, still-live and landscapes.


„The artistic process of shooting pictures is fundamentally different from writing and it is fascinating to do both“, he quotes. Writing a book means to create characters, literary conflicts, develop plots and settings. To build a fictional world and create a new reality to tell a story. If you make a photo, everything is already there, everything is real. 


As a photographer I capture a moment, I take a very little piece out of the reality – world, life, time. Nothing is stable. It is changing steadily. A Constant flow. Shooting a picture is like grabbing some water out of a river and hold it in your hand for a short moment before it flows away and becomes part of the river again. 


Both literature and photography is about telling a story. But in a very different way: As a writer you create a story. As a photographer you find a story.

Here is a small selection of Rainer Würth's work

Travel & Places

Still live & Moments


Nature & Landscapes

"Feliz Natal" I bis IV (2014)

© 2014 by Rainer Würth

Various (2008 bis 2011)

© 2011 by Rainer Würth

"White Beach" I bis III (2009)

© 2009 by Rainer Würth

You want professional photos? Or be a model?

If you are interested to work with Rainer Würth – you want a professional series of pictures of your event, enterprise, project, personal media-, PR- and marketing-activities, your set-card oder portraits of a very special person – get in touch with Rainer Würth via this website

Also contact me if you want to be a model. I am always looking for interesting faces, characters and bodies for different artistic projects.