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Richard Silver’s photographs show us the world’s biggest sights. His photos, however, are not simply depictions of the buildings and landmarks b… Read More
Richard Silver’s photographs show us the world’s biggest sights. His photos, however, are not simply depictions of the buildings and landmarks but planned, artistic visual constructions that, with their playful combinations of sharpness and blur, create new worlds of experience. Silver clearly juxtaposes the sharply depicted area of the image, filled with people, with the strong blur of the surrounding buildings captured in the image field. The seemingly miniature stature of the people relative to the monumental architecture that surround them only amplify the effect. In their abstraction, Silver’s images create an all-encompassing atmospheric space in which he sets new accents of seeing and experience. He offers the viewer an artistic perspective on the world that the viewer can intellectually or sensually assume in his everyday world or transport on journeys through the wide world. Read Less
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