Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Beyond singular point of view

Isidro Ramirez explores limitations in photography, that it can only see the surface, by layering photographs from four sides of East Berlin buildings. Ramirez attempts to view "a place in its totality" and questions, "would I know more if I saw this building from all different angles?" (Ramirez, in TroikaEditions, 2009)

Laurent Dequick similarly layers multiple photographs, as he argues there is no single frame of photograph that could capture "the streets, the lights, the sounds, the traffic, the swarms of people, the mixture of smells" in post-Wall Berlin (Dequick, in Weidmann, 2012).

Isidroramirez.com [2012] FOUR CORNERS. [Online]
 http://www.isidroramirez.com/fourcorners/fourc.html [25/02/2012]
TroikaEditions (2009) Isidro Ramirez on photographing the whole building [Online]
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imIhMbcIK3c [25/02/2012]
Weidmann, Ericka [2012] EXHIBITION: A Fresh Face for the Galerie Claude Samuel. [Online]
 http://lalettredelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2012-02-10/5496/a-fresh-face-for-the-galerie-claude-samuel [25/02/2012]

Projections.fr [2012] BERLIN POLARITÄT: Photographies de Laurent Dequick [Online]
 http://www.projections.fr/regards/berlin_polaritat/accueil.html [25/02/2012]