Within his practice Jochen is engaged with the perception of places and the possibility of an authentic relationship with nature. Landscape in represented forms often replaces a direct contact with nature and stands in as a substitute or second hand experience; within the pictorial space of the image, elements of control – composition, harmony, balance - can be established, which in reality might be questioned as illusionary. On the other hand, landscape imagery still offers and holds a relief for the senses, or even transcendental possibilities. Jochen´s work is located in this controversial terrain, offering space for questions as well as for contemplation.
In 2007 Jochen completed an MA in photography at the London College of Communication. His work is held in the collections of University of the Arts London and the Barts and the London NHS Trust, as well as in private collections. A solo exhibition organised by VitalArts took place at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel in spring 2009. The first international display of his photographs was as part of the group exhibition The Triumph of Failure at the Noam Gallery in Seoul/South Korea in February 2010.