stick to me
Interesting collection of photos in same context, by the same person: Then and Now: Young Me Now Me
Tate Report 2008: Andreas Gursky – Colour photograph on paper face-mounted on Perspex
This image depicts the Formula 1 racetrack in Bahrain as seen from a helicopter. Andreas Gursky works with a medium-format camera, taking pictures which he then scans into a computer where he can manipulate them. His aim in using digital technology is not to create fictions, but rather to heighten the image of something that exists in the world. Unlike some of Gurskyâ€™s more elaborately composed images, this photograph is a minimally manipulated shot of the racetrack spiralling through the desert. The human figure, represented by the race cars visible on the track, is dwarfed by the man-made landscape. The image draws attention to the speed of process and the might of technology. Bahrain I also represents a tendency in Gurskyâ€™s work towards abstraction; the sinuous lines of the racetrack in this image evoke gestural abstract painting.
Widelec.org – International Color Awards – Architektura
Great shots with architectural bites.