Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and Professor. His large-scale, surveillance-style photographs employ a high viewpoint. He presents us with chaotically colourful depictions of collective existence. Gursky’s images show the patterns of industrious human activity from the stock market to supermarket. The scenes are impersonal, as the singular individual is lost to the larger inhuman form.
Gursky uses a medium format camera and then scans his printed pictures into a computer in order to digitally manipulate them. His aim in using digital technology is not to create fictions, but rather to intensify what is real.