I love the photography of German Photographer Andreas Gursky (b. 1955). I particularly like his methodical approach and ordered way with these huge images. Gursky now uses digitally enhances and edits his pictures (and why not?).
When I first started life drawing, I was a bit embarrassed and my drawings would be tiny, almost furtive! I was told repeatedly to GO BIG!!!!! and as the embarrassment lessened, I did!
Some of Gursky’s pictures are 10 ft wide and 8 ft high! Now that really is going BIG isn’t it! Gursky takes an almost dispassionate point of view regarding his work,(in the orderliness, I mean) and YET there is a lot of life going on in these pictures that makes these large scale images expose a synergy and symmetry that wouldn’t otherwise be seen.
The relationships between man and his landscape which underpins his work shows an abstract quality which also attracts me.