Series 70 – Selection
Stuttgart @ Midnight
Well-known places of the city at the stroke of midnight.
Unique. Hand-signed at sale.
These pictures were presented in an exhibition in 2018 (“thearapy meets charity”) and were auctioned off for a social purpose. It is a selection of the “Stuttgart at Midnight” series which is published in an unusal format aof 12:7.
The series shows pictures in the format 120 cm (long edge) by 70 cm (short edge). This format was deliberately chosen. It is a break with the “usual” formats such as 3:2 (1.50), 4:3 (1.33), 16:9 (1.77) or 69:56 (1.23) or 89:56 (1.59). You know these formats as small picture, television, widescreen or medium format. The 12:7 format with a ratio of 1.71 was chosen because it forces a different view, which fits very well with architecture. The human eye unconsciously “rubs” against the format and deals with the details. This effect is further supported by the gentle but targeted breaking or manipulation with the usual color harmonies. Also this format breaks with the common rules of Bernoulli or Golden Section. Rather, the cut provokes the human eye. The subconscious notices that something is “wrong” and unconsciously binds the viewer to the image to find out what the cause is. This is intended to make the viewer involuntarily stay longer in the picture.
Why “Series 70”?
1,714 * 70 = 120!
Why real print on FujiCrystal & acrylic instead of barite & matt?
The exposure and processing was chosen because of the motifs on the one hand and the play with color worlds on the other. The combination maximizes the density of detail, refines the contours, both of which underline the theme of “architecture”.
The increased dynamic range, more differentiated color gradients underline the play with color harmonies. And finally, the depth effect and plasticity of the whole thing is reinforced by 4mm acrylic glass. Practical “side effect” – the images become less sensitive and are therefore more suitable for public spaces such as practices or offices.
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