Thomas Kellner (Germany)
When Kodak Germany awarded Thomas Kellner the Young Professionals Prize, he decided on a life in art and photography. In 1997, he finally started working on the contact sheet method to visually deconstruct architectural icons. His trademark style was born. Since then, the german artist has been shooting prominent monuments all over the world. His images are asking to challenge usual perspectives – the buildings seem to be broken apart, dancing and remind us of the vulnerability of our values and creations:
"I want to break manifold ways of perception to my audience. My main interests have always been in finding strong visual languages that are powerful enough to tell us something about their subjects that more "realistic" images cannot do. Right from the beginning of my studies, my basic interest was in experimental and conceptual photography. I created different pinhole series, photogram work and printings in alternative techniques, such as cyanotype, saltpaper and others."
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