Fotograf Magazine

#6 the recycled image

The appropriation of photographs, simple or sophisticated, stylized in the format of family or personal album, is generally well-received by larger audiences. It carries the delightful moment of informality or “naiveté”, which makes them acceptable to many of those who are bored by the excessive sophistication of postmodernism. Many artists currently recycle either amateur photographs or images notorious from the media. Others work with the family album format, historical photographs, or use various methods of recycling existing photographs. The multiplicity of approaches in this form of working with photography prompted the decision to make it the subject of the present issue of Fotograf Magazine.  

#6 The Recycle Image — Portfolios

Annu Matthew

Annu, we met for the first time in Fotofest Houston in 1998. Your work was already impressive to me by that time. I was pleased to see how quite conceptual work could also be beautifully done – I mean you were taking care not only about the meaning but each of your double sitting of Indian From India was perfectly elaborated, the prints were carefully toned to match original Edward Curtis photographs…

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#6 The Recycle Image — Portfolios

Jaroslav Rössler

Jaroslav Rössler (1902-1990) continues to return to the pages of Fotograf. This is because he for a long time remained the neglected giant of the inter-war avant-garde, and as a result there is still much to be discovered in his work…

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#6 The Recycle Image — Profiles

G.R.A.M

Some philosophers warningly draw our attention to the compression of time – past, present and future – and the virtualization of the (photographic) image that goes along with it; an image which they understand as “expanding the optical scope” of the phenomena of the real world…

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#6 The Recycle Image — Profiles

Zbyněk Baladrán

Zbyněk Baladrán (1973) is a collector of film footage. The fundamental turning point in his work came with an advertisement he placed in 2003; in the first phase he collected around 16 hours of footage in various genres…

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#6 The Recycle Image — Profiles

Endcommercial

Endcommercial is a project by three artists who study and describe fragments of a city. Dr. Wolfgang Scheppe, a language philosopher, Florian Böhm, a former professional skateboarder and currently editor and graphic designer, and Luca Pizzaroni, a documentary filmmaker, have systematically depicted identical elements of New York City and other cities since 1997…

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