Fotograf Magazine

#23 artificial worlds

artificial worlds imply a broad range of forms that go far beyond everyday reality. These may be either primarily artificial, for example as a model which becomes fictional due to the way in which it is depicted. They can also of course be implemented by their authors so persuasively that they combine real and illusionary elements in a manner that transports both work and viewer directly into this “other – artificial” world. Over time, new possibilities of manipulating the image have naturally come into play, through computer technology and as the gradual adaptation of virtual reality, familiar to us from the Internet and the worlds of social networking.

#23 Artificial Worlds — Profiles

Jakub Nepraš

During the past decade the multimedia sculptor Jakub Nepraš has ranked among the most sought-after artists of Czech origin. After finishing his break-through animation Babylon Plant (2006) at the end of his studies at the Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts, he continually developed the concept of combining the material-space object and video texture…

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#23 Artificial Worlds — Profiles

Jörg Sasse

“All photography is a kind of transformation.

If you want to do it or if you don’t want to do it, it is.“ Jörg Sasse

Jörg Sasse studied photography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Dusseldorf Art Academy) in the years 1982 to 1987…

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#23 Artificial Worlds — Profiles

Masha Ru

Masha Ru’s artistic practice is deeply rooted in her scientific background. She has studied Mathematics and Computer Science in Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2011, she received a doctoral degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology…

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#23 Artificial Worlds — Profiles

Maxime Guyon

One of the youngest, though chronically busy and hectically working representatives of the Swiss-French photo scene is Maxime Guyon. He, just like many other artists featured in this issue of the Fotograf magazine, creates his own “artificial” worlds based on a fresh reflection of what our times offer us in terms of visual culture…

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#23 Artificial Worlds — Profiles

Roman Schramm

After about fifteen years of the unconditional dominance of the photographic image as the main vehicle of visual information in the age of the Internet, it has now partly retreated from this exclusive position…

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#23 Artificial Worlds — Profiles

Václav Cigler

The symbiosis of visionary architects with photographers back in the 1960s was as much love at first sight as a marriage of convenience. Passing fascination combined with lasting pragmatism motivated professionals from both fields to join forces in close cooperation – now thanks to the possibilities of the photographic medium they hoped to transform their implausible architectural fantasies into credible propositions by presenting them in a more realistic setting…

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