I did a search on LF Forum, and somehow only a few German photographers show up, so I thought I would use a new thread to introduce two more, and invite some commentary. While the work of these two is very different, I hope this can lead to some interesting discussion. Also, I'm not specifically picking these two due to the fact that I am from Germany, that is more of a co-incidence and not intentional.
The first to introduce here is Thomas Wrede. I apologize for his website only being in German, though it should be easy enough to view his images. I like the starkness of his landscape images, and those of the larger things in the world. The selective focus technique is another one I like that has come up in a few conversation in the past on LF Forums. Obviously, some images involve manipulation, and some are straight in-camera large format shots. One thing he commonly does admit to is sometimes cleaning up his images, but I don't find it obvious which images are manipulated later. Opinions?
Anyone having trouble with the German only website for Thomas Wrede can find out more at his listing on the f5.6 Gallerie. You can go to http://www.f56.net or use the direct link here.
The second is Thomas Kellner, who might questionably fit into a large format discussion. He constructs elaborate pinhole cameras that photograph many frames of 35mm film all at the same moment. Why I consider this large format is that he has a one time simultaneous capture on a large area of film. During the discussion about stitching, I thought of this photographer's images. Most of his prints are quite large, though not really technically limited by his usage of pinholes nor 35mm film ganged up inside a light tight box. The end results are not images that provide an easy understanding of process, and seem to require an explanation of techniques. Does lots of 35mm film ganged together equate to large format? How would you compare this technique to stitching?
Anyway, I hope some good discussion comes of this. I titled this Few instead of Two, because I am hoping for more comparisons to other photographers, German or others.
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