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Spector Books

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Paperback, 11.5 x 9.5 in. / 300 pgs / 316 color.

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ISBN 9783959051163 TRADE
List Price: $42.00 CDN $55.00

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Peter Tillessen: Superficial Images

Text by Ian Jeffrey, Joerg Bader, Jan Wenzel.

Photography is a peculiar medium, an idiosyncratic mix of strengths and weaknesses. It is extremely good at documenting our everyday reality, and yet it is only capable of capturing the mute surface of our world. It merely shows the external appearance of things, not their essence. This is a question of interpretation, a matter for the viewer’s discretion. To compensate for this failing, photographs are mostly presented in an explicit context, often with explanatory captions. Tillesen’s “superficial images” also document our everyday reality, in combination with titles that seem to offer an explanation of their content. But on closer examination it becomes clear that neither the photographs nor the captions are reliable.
Peter Tillessen: Superficial Images

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