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 ..
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
A.G – analogies
”I compare my work to that of a writer. He writes from what he remembers and his different impressions..
..in a way, a writer has the freedom to connect different thoughts, and this is the way I work with photography..
.. it is not a straight documentary but the details that are going together, they come from the real world and they exist.”
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.] ..
..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.”
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 /