If you find out about Christian Flierl's background, you'll learn that from a young age he's always been an exact observer of his environment, a researcher of what surrounds him.
No surprise then when he chose the natural sciences for himself and became a biologist, though he soon discovered that his focus is broader. His social, cultural and intellectual interests thus pushed him into the photographer he still is.
A researcher he still is, and he learned in childhood to get to the bottom of things and look behind the obvious.
To see the bigger picture, including the small falsehoods contain therein.
But a cynic he has not become, just a realist in the humanistic tradition who believes in the positive potential and intentions of people.
As a photographer he avoids obvious ideas, and rather photographs with empathy and consideration.
He approaches his subjects in a friendly manner, relates to them, but always keeps his objective distance.
Because his goals still is to get to the bottom of things.