Large Scale

Elena Soboleva
Apr 5, 2013 10:03PM
James Bond Island III, 2007
White Cube

Pioneered by new advances in photo technology in the 1980's, large scale photography has an all-immersive feel. Often used for topographical and staged settings, there is an inherent surrealist quality that comes from the photograph being absolutely sharp.  When every inch of the work is clear and multiple fields of depth are in focus simultaneously, it contradicts our natural optical perception.  These works also challenge the technical nature of photo-printing and in fact, the only place to print large photography requiring an invisible seam remains in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Artists who use this process include: Andreas Gursky, Candida HoferThomas Struth and Jeff Wall.

Elena Soboleva