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Heather James Fine Art Gallery Auction

Renowned German photographer Martin Schoeller developed his signature style of “hyper-detailed closeups” while working as an assistant for Annie Leibowitz. He earned critical acclaim for his portrait series of female bodybuilders, identical twins, and cultural icons, capturing them all with a direct, unflinching gaze. …

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Inspired by the epic documentary photographic projects of his fellow countrymen August Sander and Bernd and Hilla Becher, Martin Schoeller is among the foremost portrait photographers of the 21st century. He is famous for taking stripped-down, tightly framed photographs of everyone from Amazonian tribes people to celebrities of all stripes, musicians, world leaders, female body builders, and artists. As he explains, his approach allows him to get to the heart of his subjects: “[With] the close-up you’re in this fortunate position of always walking away with something where nothing else but the person matters.” Schoeller honed his craft working as an assistant for Annie Liebovitz from 1993 to ’97, and by shooting passersby on New York City’s streets. His images have been an integral part of major publications worldwide since 1998, bringing readers eye-to-eye with people from all walks of life.

Selected exhibitions
2020
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2018
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MARTIN SCHOELLER. Up CloseOstlicht. Gallery for Photography
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Meryl Streep, 2006

Digital C-Print
42 63/100 × 34 1/2 in
108.3 × 87.6 cm
Edition 1/7
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Heather James Fine Art Gallery Auction

Renowned German photographer Martin Schoeller developed his signature style of “hyper-detailed …

Medium

Inspired by the epic documentary photographic projects of his fellow countrymen August Sander and Bernd and Hilla Becher, Martin Schoeller is among the foremost portrait photographers of the 21st century. He is famous for taking stripped-down, tightly framed photographs of everyone from Amazonian tribes people to celebrities of all stripes, musicians, world leaders, female body builders, and artists. As he explains, his approach allows him to get to the heart of his subjects: “[With] the close-up you’re in this fortunate position of always walking away with something where nothing else but the person matters.” Schoeller honed his craft working as an assistant for Annie Liebovitz from 1993 to ’97, and by shooting passersby on New York City’s streets. His images have been an integral part of major publications worldwide since 1998, bringing readers eye-to-eye with people from all walks of life.

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