Printed in September 2012
21 x 26 cm
Black and White Offset
about the artist:
Johann Besse, born 1977 in Lausanne, lives and works in Berlin.
about the book:
This work is composed of a series of photographs of architectures in which I voluntarily take out of context the sides of buildings in order to extract some simple forms. Taken frontally and without report of scale, I invite the spectator to wonder about the nature of what it looks at.
I try in my work to reinterpret the urban universe in "making unreal" reality, it is also a means of engaging a reflection on the photographic medium and its capacity to show the truth. I try to work out a language which questions as well the plastic quality of the image as its statute of representation.