Andreas Gursky (1955- ) Born in Germany.
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.
His architectural photographs are similar, he capture bold shapes and form.
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.
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.
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.
Examples of his work can be found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Gursky or http://whitecube.com/artists/andreas_gursky/ or http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/andreas-gursky-2349