Andreas Gursky – Photographer

Andreas Gursky (1955- ) Born in Germany.andreas-gursky

Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf)

His photographic style is of large landscape scenes, architecture or images taken from a high vantage point. The style of pictures are where the surroundings are large, large landscapes with big expanses of sky or land that create blocks of colour shape and form.

© Andreas Gursky

His architectural photographs are similar, he capture bold shapes and form.

© Andreas Gursky

When people are present are they appear small and almost incidental to photograph like dots of colour like individual pixels that make up a larger picture.

© Andreas Gursky

Gursky’s photographs of interiors of supermarkets he treats the stacked items on the shelves simialr to people, they become small and insignificant, but as a massed group they add colour and form to his compositions.

© Andreas Gursky, 99 Cent II Diptych (2001).

Gursky does edit his images using computer photographic manipulation to enhance his compositions.

Below is a photoraph I have taken in the style of Gursky. A bleak landscape, with a large block of green in the middle ground divided by a mud road.  The dominating large dull grey sky.  The sun is just creeping up as a line of bright light on the horizon.

My response to the Rhine by Gursky


Examples of his work can be found or or

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