Artist Statement

Dirk Ahlgrim captures urban landscapes around the globe, with a main attention to the Greater Boston area, where he lives and works. He focuses on environments that are undergoing transitions, that are being out of human-scale, or that feel not designed for humans at all.
By using large-format photography Dirk captures moments of disproportion or transformation and reproduces that tension in print.
In addition to his focus on urban environments and architecture, Ahlgrim is an avid street photographer, constantly searching for moments of unusual encounters, elements of humor, and human interaction.
Dirk Ahlgrim was born in New Zealand and raised in Düsseldorf, Germany. He received a Diplom in Industrial Design from the Hochschule der Bildenden Kuenste (University of Fine Arts) in Braunschweig, Germany. He also studied under furniture designer Ron Arad at the Royal College of Art in London and graduated with a Masters Degree in Industrial Design in 1999.
Dirk has his studio at 300 Summer Street in Boston.