Form/Faith | Christoph Morlinghaus | Via

“I try to keep my photography as distinct as I can from personal interpretations,” says the photographer, whose exposures can be as long as 45 minutes in some of the darkened cathedrals. In all, Morlinghaus photographed 17 places of worship with his Sinar P2 8×10 large format film camera. All but Mariendom in Neviges, Germany, are in the United States. In every case, Morlinghaus says, clergy and custodians were proud to welcome him in.

“These ecclesiastical buildings were the most accessible interiors that I ever photographed,” he says. “Rarely, have I encountered more cooperative or welcoming people.”

-Christoph Morlinghaus

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