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Antiseptic Industrial Zones \\ Andreas Gursky

zup ..  excelling at capturing large crowds as well as representing urban landscapes, the dazzling effect that this photographer/artist addresses is further than that of digital manipulation ..

 Nha Trang Vietnam '04

Nha Trang Vietnam ’04

In the early 80’s Andreas Gursky(+) was a student of iconic photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher. By 2008, he held the world’s record for most expensive photograph sold at auction for just 2.7 million pounds –> link

Brazil Station '05

Brazil Station ’05

A.G – analogies 

I compare my work to that of a writer. He writes from what he remembers and his different impressions..

Bergwerk Ost '08

Bergwerk Ost ’08

 ..in a way, a writer has the freedom to connect different thoughts, and this is the way I work with photography..

Kuwait Stock Exchange '00

Kuwait Stock Exchange ’00

.. it is not a straight documentary but the details that are going together, they come from the real world and they exist.”

Shanghai '00

Shanghai ’00

A.G – tendencies 

In former times, I had a long distance from what I was photographing and it didn’t matter if I was personally involved. But I think in the last years I have had a very strong relationship [with my subjects.] ..

Pyongyang '07

Pyongyang ’07

..for example, with Formula 1, it took me four of five years to finish all the pictures, so I was really involved in the world.”

Bahrain '06

Bahrain ’06

also worth mentioning , most of his photographs are large-scaled  and seek patterns in real environments through perfection of the color contrast and the geometric lines  /

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Library Interiors — Candida Höfer

letting interior be the subject – Candida Höfer’s book Libraries gives us her perspective on contemporary photography

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take a look☟

Wiblingen Abbey, Germany

Trinity College, Dublin

Rijkmuseum Library, Amsterdam

public part British Library, London

Nationnale Library of Austria, Vienna

Metten Abbey, Germany

on.and.on☟

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