Anna Vogel (*1981) creates photos or combinations of photography, drawing and print, thematically dealing with digital communication, nature, history and biology. The investigation of these topics is accompanied by a richly imaginative playing with the medium of photography that self confidently transcends the traditional borders of the genre. Vogel took some of the photographs on which her works are based herself; she found others online or created them herself digitally. Her subjects undergo a large number of analog and digital processes of image editing. She retouches certain visual elements or alters the pictorial composition. She makes use of traditional collage technique, expands the photographic space with the help of drafting tools and is not afraid to scratch the picture surface in a mechanical way. Upon a small space, with often succinct means, and without clearly revealing what exactly is being shown, Vogel’s works achieve an astounding auratic impact while setting in motion perceptual irritations and doubt. They show a world, which remains in the realms of vagueness. Landscapes that seem somehow familiar, but then again not. Settings that are known from somewhere, but nonetheless remain foreign, conveying a melancholic energy that oscillates between desire and discomfort.