How 12 Artists Are Proving that a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
size is image only, no white bleed
Series: 'Architecture of Density'
Signature: Signed and numbered by the Artist
Image rights: © Michael Wolf
Paris Photo 2017,
Fine Art Photo 2017,
Life in Cities, a major retrospective of the work of German photographer Michael Wolf, at The Hague Photo Museum, Jan to April 2018,
Life in Cities: Michael Wolf’s Retrospective at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017, July & August
'Architecture of Density' was shortlisted for the 2010 Prix Pictet on the theme of 'Growth'
Michael Wolf: 'The Works' 24,5 x 30 cm, 296 pages, Hardcover, published by Peperoni 2017
Michael Wolf: 'Architecture of Density', Hardcover, 128 pages, Publisher: Peperoni Books, 2014
Michael Wolf’s photographs document the architecture and vernacular cultures of mega-cities. Wolf’s body of work, while centering almost exclusively on urban hubs in Asia, captures a universal, rather than city-specific, reality. His “Architecture of Density” series documents building exteriors that have repetitive and symmetric windows. In these photographs, the structures appear as abstract designs, their scale skewed and true function masked. More recently, voyeurism has emerged as a central theme of Wolf’s works. His “Hong Kong Inside Out” series, for example, comprises interior photographs of Hong Kong’s oldest housing complex. The photos of the standardized, 100-square-foot apartments reveal human values and the diverse environments that can exist within rigid confines. Wolf, who studied under Otto Steinert and previously worked as a photojournalist, seeks to explore how people adapt to and connect with rapidly changing environments.
German, b. 1954, Munich, Germany, based in Hong Kong