Schmidt, Michael – Natur



Tekst: Michael Schmidt

Uitvoering: Gebonden

Aantal pagina’s: 104

Illustraties: Zwart-wit

Uitgever: Mack, 2014

Taal: Duits

Staat: Als nieuw

In a series of black and white images of the German landscape made between 1987 and 1997, Michael Schmidt has forged a new pictorial language to deconstruct the world he observes. Concerned with light and form, Schmidt’s images contain a wealth of silver tones, a spectrum of rich greys which evolve from light to dark in mystical, imperceptible gradients. But the black and white filter is also a tool that allows Schmidt to neutralise the world, impeding the subjective perception of his viewer. It is through his editorial process, a process of montage, that Schmidt constructs an interior dialect, fashioning a self-contained world within the linear sequence of the book. Michael Schmidt was born in 1945 in Berlin. He passed away in Berlin on 24 May, 2014, a few days after the printing of NATUR. Michael Schmidt produced some of the most significant bodies of photographs in the history of the medium and is renowned for his books.