With his mind deeply rooted in cinema, Winther composes each image impeccably, telling entire narratives in a single moment. He captures the point at which the story reveals itself, like the essential action of a temporal scene frozen in time like a realistic oil painting or drawing. Such images transcend their static motif, nurturing curiosity, prompting the viewer to engage their imaginations, and to complete the story within their minds. The inherent cinematic quality in Winther´s images make his characters feel very real, even when they inhabit a visual world that seems quite extraordinary. The images has this uncanny feeling like a psychological experience of something as strangely familiar, rather than simply mysterious incidents where a familiar thing or event is encountered in an unsettling eerie dramas unfold through depictions of organised chaos, presented in bold, saturated hues.
His controlled chiaroscuro style used by the Renaissance painters like Rembrandt, Goya and Merisi da Caravaggio, Winther´s use of lighting and composition to propel his subjects from the surface of the image allowing them to live among made-up and sometimes hyper-real worlds in ways that remain natural, human, and organic. This approach empowers the viewer to go deep within their imagination, to push the confines of subject matter and location into a mind-space of metaphor, all the while retaining the integrity of the moment.