Volker Plein is a German photographer who successfully completed his education at the Photo Academy of Cologne (Fotoakademie-Köln) in 2014. «When I look at pictures I often search for a hidden meaning behind them that gives me a kind of self-awareness or makes me understand the world we live in. As a photographer I also try to achieve this with my own work – to find a good middle way between being too cryptic and trivial. My Pez dispenser photographs are meant to be portraits of well-known fictional/nonfictional characters and their collectors who (consciously or unconsciously) identify with them. Which one is you?» The presented photographs are exclusively available through 5 Pieces Gallery.