Fotograf Magazine

#9 architecture

“Architecture” is one of the oldest themes to be explored in photography. We may even with a slight degree of exaggeration mention in this category the very first known photograph in the history of the medium – Niépce’s “View from the Window”. An apparent “technical nature” and dispassionate objectiveness are the received misconceptions that outsiders often ascribe to this field of photography. The photography of architecture may in fact place upon the photographer considerable technical requirements, but as with other specialized areas within the medium, there occurs a distinctive shift in these requirements towards the originality of vision, as opposed to the stress placed on objectivity and precision that were dominant in the past.

#9 Architecture — Portfolios

Edwin Zwakman

The Dutch artist Edwin Zwakman, a graduate of the Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten Rotterdam (1993) and the Rijksakademie Amsterdam (1997), was born in The Hague in 1969. He is often labeled as the follower of conceptualist photographers such as Cindy Sherman or Jeff Wall…

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#9 Architecture — Portfolios

Jiří Poláček

Among Czech photographers, Jiří Poláček is one of the most straightforward: by his life story, demeanour and his own fine photography that he has cultivated only when he’s had the time and the mood…

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#9 Architecture — Portfolios

Thomas Kellner

The German photographer Thomas Kellner (born 1966, Bonn) ranks among the world’s eminent photographers of architecture. He developed an original method of photographing buildings, achieving an unmistakable form of expression – the buildings in his photographs give the impression of dancing…

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#9 Architecture — Profiles

Michael Pfisterer

To write about Michael Pfisterer means to become a critic of science. But of a science, about which no-one knows anything and ranging from a bee to Boeing, but is governed by a single, very stubborn and enigmatic scientist…

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#9 Architecture — Tendencies

Kateřina Držková

In 1969 Jan Dibbets dug a hole in the shape of an irregular trapezoid into a lawn. He then took a photograph of it from a particular angle, so that in the final picture it appeared as a square (Perspective Correction: Square in Grass, Vancouver 1969)…

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#9 Architecture — Tendencies

Viktor Szemzö

Viktor Szemzö (born 1983) lives in Bratislava, although not in a housing project but in the old town. Bratislava’s most notorious as well as largest housing estate, built in place of gardens and peripheral rural houses, and moreover in the Danube flood plain – that is to say, in an area interwoven with numerous waterways – held such a powerful fascination for Szemzö that he photographed it several times…

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