Top 10 Photographers

This is a list of my Favourite Top 10 Photographers that i have researched. I would like to know and see how these photgraphs were made.

  1. Andreas Gwrsky
  2. Sonja Braas
  3. Thomas Ruff
  4. Peter Fischli & David Weiss
  5. Candida Hofer
  6. Martin Liebscher
  7. Balthasar Burkhara
  8. Axel Hutte
  9. Heiner Schilling
  10. Inge Rambow

1.                            Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig. He studied under Bernd Becker and lives and works in Dusseldorf. Andreas Gursky’s photography tells a story. “Signatures of Modern life” would be an apt title. Even when he focuses his camera on nature, Gursky find no object6 that stands scrutiny in it own right. Andreas Gursky first started on the stock market theme in 1990.



Borse Hongkong 11, 1995. This photograph almost looks semetrical. I like the bright colour on the floor, the purple makes it stand out more.



Symex Singapore, 1996. I like how this photograph gives the illusion that everyone is rushing around everywhere causing chaos.



Symex Singapore, 1996. I could spend hours staring at this image and notice the smallest amount of detail that has gone into getting this photograph.




2.                       Sonja Braas

Sonja Braas was born in Siegen, in 1968. Sonja Braas studied in visual communication, photo and film design at the Fachhochschule Dortmund 1991-97. Also studied photography at the school of Visual Arts, New York 1995-96. Sonja Braas now lives and works in Germany and New York. Sonja Braas does not answer in her landscape photography.



You Are Here #30, 1999. This looks like it should be a post card. It is like it has not been touched by anyone.



Forces#3, 2002. I like how this looks so soft “Never Seen Before” picture. The amount of effert that has gone into making this photograph must have been alot.



Forces #1, 2002. This Rock is the main subject in the middle of the photograph, it jumps out of the page. It almost looks like you can pick up the rock out of the pictue.




3.                     Thomas RuffThomas Ruff was born in Zell Am Harmesbach 1958. Thomas Ruff studied at the Stadatiche Kunstakedemie Dusseldorf under Bernd Becher. Thamas Ruff was one of the Bernd and Hilla Becher’s students at the end of the 1970s and in the early 1980s. In 2000 he was appointed to succeed Bernd Becher as professor at the Kunstakdemie Dusseldorf. Thamas Ruff lives and works in Dusseldorf.



Substrate 16 11, 2003. I like this because it uses all the colours you can think of and also if you staire at it for a while it will make your eyes go weird.



Substract 16 1, 2003. Substrac 16 11, 2003. These Have Good, soft effects. I would like to know how these were made and where these were made, so that i could make a photograph like these.




4.                     Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Peter Fischi is the top picture, he was born in Zurich 1952. Academi Di Belle Arti, Urbino 1975 -76. Academi Di Belle Arti, Bologna 1976 -77. David Weiss was born in Zurich 1946. Vokurs, Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich 1963 -64. Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel (Sculpture class) 1964 -65. The both began working together in the year of 1979. Peter Fischli and David Weiss lives and work in Zurich. They think there is nothing more superficial than pictures of Flowers.



Blau/ Lila Lilien “Aquarell”, 1998. The lighting of this photograph make the plant have a clear outline around it.



Rosa/ Gelbe Bluten Vor Dunklem Boden Und Hellem Himmel ,1998. I like how this has been edited in places to give it more of an effect.



Helle Land Schaft Mit Grunkohl Recht, 1998. I like hoe this photograph is vectorised a slightly so that parts of the image stands out.



Dunklee Beeren, 1998. This photograph looks really cool with some shadow includes.




5.                       Candida Hofer

Candida Hofer was born in Eberswalde. Candida Hofer studied at the Kolne Wer Kschule 1964- 68, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, filf class od Ole John 1973- 76 ans studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, photography class of Bernd and Hilla Becher 1976- 83. Candida Hofer photographs in public and semi- public spaces that date from various epochs. These are spaces accessible to everyone. Candida Hofer lives and works in Cologne.

Universitate Utrecht 11, 1990. Everything you see in this photograph all looks like it should form a grid, everything is in the right place.



Bilbliotheque Nationale De France Paris X111, 1998. I lke how they capture the whole of the inside of the building.



Bibliotheque Nationale De France Paris XX1V, 1998. I like how it looks big inside of the building. It almost looks semetrical.




6.                       Martin Liebscher

Martin Liebscher was born in Naumburg/ Saalee 1964. Martin Libsher studied at the Staatliche Hochschule Fur Bilbende Kunste, Stadelschule, Frankfurt/ Main under Thomas Bayrle and Martin Kippenberge scholarship of the studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1990- 95. Slade school of Arts, London 1993. He lives and works in Berlin.

Frankfurt, 1997. Martin Liebscher’s work looks like someone put a cartian in front of the landscape image to give it this effect.



Crosswalk, Tokyo 1999. This photograph looks like someone has squinted their eyes and started to jump up and down to get this result.



Helecopter, New York, 1997. I like the colour of this photograph, it is taken from a helecopter.




7.                  Balthasar Burkhard

Balthasar Burkhard was born in Bern. He went to the University of illinois in Chicago, were he studied photography. Balthasar Burkhard lives and works in Bern. Balthasar Burkhard’s photographic oeuvre stand out for its hermeticism and poetic depth. His work manifestly verge on other art such as paintings, sculpture and architecture.



Wuste- Namiba 2000. I like how this photograph has a nice curved line on top of the sand and one side is dark and the other side is light.



Stadt- Mexiko City, 1999. I always like these types of images because they are fun to look at and you always wounder how they took the photograph.



Wuste- Namiba, 2000. All of Balthasar Burkhard photography are in black and white which makes the image look beter in these cases.




8.                          Axel Hutte

Axel Hutte was born in Essen 1951. Axel Hutte studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf 1973- 81. DAAD- Scholarship for London 1982. Hermann Claasen Preis 1993. Axel Hutte lives and works in Dusseldorf. Heaven, earth, water and forests are the natural ingredients i Axel Hutte’s landscape.



Nuferen, Schweiz, 1999. I like how this photograph looks layered, with the ground at the front and then the mountains in the background.



La Puerta, Verezuela, 1998. With this photograph i like how it looks like the image could continue on for an eternity.



Xiamen, China, 1999. The trees look very dark which makes the image more pronounced.




9.                               Heiner Schilling

Heiner Schilling is born in Cologne in 1969 Heiner Schilling studied at the Ecole Nationale De La Photographie, Arles 1991-92 and also studied at the statlich Kunstakademie Dusseldorf Under Bernd Becher. DAAD Scholarship for Tokyo 1998/ 99 Heiner Schilling lives and workes on Cologne. All the large cities, no mater where, resemble one another, at first sight. Heiner Schilling exclusively uses a plat camera to take his largescale photographs.



MM21 1, Yokohama, 1998. I like how this image looks levelled with building looking like they are stepped up to the next buildings.



Top Left, MM21 1, Yokohama, 1998. Top Right Landscape Kawasaki 11, 1999. Bottom Left Parking 111 Yokohama, 1999. Bottom Right Landscape Moscow, 2001. All of Heiner Schilling’s phototgraphy looks like he is trying to find story scenes that you would not have seen before.




10.                          Inge Rambow

Inge Rambow was born in Marienburg 1940. Inge Rambow lives and workes in Frankfunt/ Main. Desertions is the name Inge Rambow has given to the landscape portraits. At first glance, we are struck by their over wheming beauty. At a second glance, we are no longer so sure. And it is only when we look more closely that we relize what we had initially found so pleasing was not virgin nature, but industial waste land.

Bei Horlitz, Brandenburg, 1993. I like how the coastline looks layered in the diferent types of rock.



Bei Zwenka, Sachsen, 1992. Inge Rambow’s work looks interesting but these are supposed to be areas that are disaster areas.



Bie Schwarzheide, Brandenburg, 1991. I like how in this photograph the ground looks layered.


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