Space shuttle 1 Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008
The well known German photographer Thomas Struth was Celebrated with a great opening at the Whitechapel Gallery last Tuesday. Here I want to share with you two of my favorite "Chapters" of his work. Two contrasting epochs; the constructive and the natural. Both of these Thomas Struth captures beautifully. The interesting aspect is how Thomas Struth manages to bring out the soul of each image, you think you can as well...but, not the Thomas Struth way.
Dry Dock DSME Shipyard, Geoje Island 2007
Mobile Art 2, Hong Kong 2008
Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 2, Max Planck IPP, Garching 2009
"Thomas Struth´s photographs are about making order visible. And with the help of these images, the viewer finds him - or herself better able to grasp some of the many and varied faces of reality. For the things that surround us in our daily lives - which we should be entirely at ease with - are becoming ever more chaotic and harder to grasp...."
Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X Detail, Max Planck IPP, Greifswald 2009
Paradise 1, Daintree, Australia
Paradise 22 Sao Francisco de Xavier, brazil 2001
Paradise 9, Xi Shuang Banna, China 1999
Paradise 30 Rio Madre de Dios, Peru, 2005
Paradise 26 Palpa, Peru 2003
Paradise as it still is some places without human interruption. One day we will miss it, or have we already lost it? Will we have to create Paradises in the future to make the feeling last?
Photos taken from the Whitechapel Gallery book Thomas Struth, Photographs 1978-2010