Bronze Medal in the category Â« Urban Abstract / Concept Â»
Guido Klumpe was born 1971 in Germany. He is almost blind on the left and have 25% vision on the right eye.
Through photography he go to and beyond the limits of his vision.
â€žBefore Covid-19 came to Europe, my work was mainly about the tension between urban landscapes and their inhabitants. But at the lockdown there were no more people on the streets.
That was a disappointment and a liberation at the same time. I was able to extend my self-conception as a street photographer and engage with urban landscapes in a different way.
In the series â€žLoosing one dimensionâ€ś I discover the fragile moment of transition where three-dimensional architecture dissolves and abstracts into the two-dimensional.
I explore the way we see. At what point do our brains interpret something as three-dimensional? What optical reference points does this require? How do I reach the narrow range of Â´as well asÂ´?
When the viewer loses orientation and can't tell for sure what they see, which parts of the image are in front, and which are behind, they experience a bit of how I sometimes lose my bearings in the world.â€ś
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