Published by Kerber. Text by Roland Mönig, Bernd Stiegler. Preface by Harald Kunde.
This book gathers the latest group of works by German artist Michael Reisch (born 1965), who is known for his poetic landscape photography. His images of folds and distortions on a white surface appear to be photographic, but are in fact computer generated.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Duncan Forbes, Rolf Hengesbach.
The landscape photographs of Michael Reisch (born 1964) show nature as spookily pristine and oddly frozen. Upon closer inspection, the viewer senses that something is amiss. These landscapes are indeed based on existing places, but Reisch has processed his images digitally, and arrived at a visual effect that both fascinates and disquiets in its airless perfection.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Foreword by Ulrich Pohlmann. Text by Rolf Hengesbach, Martin Hochleitner.
The lush and subtly disturbing landscape photographs of Michael Reisch cannot clearly be defined as depicting either reality or simulation. Using a large-format camera, the artist, who was once a student of Bernd Becher's, photographs long green landscapes, industrial complexes and other strangely energized buildings. Then he digitizes his images and manipulates them on the computer--removing all traces of specific place, time or human intervention--until he has created "invented" areas of the landscape that feel "more real" than the actual landscape, while the "real" landscape takes on a simulated tone that can almost call to mind The Lord of the Rings--in a very good way. This monograph is the first to offer a concentrated look at this young Dusseldorf-based artist.