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City stills


Admirers have called Metzker "an innovator who knows no rules." City Stills confirms this, with Metzker using progressive darkroom techniques and daring collage compositions to suspend concepts of time and place. Whether spliced negatives juxtaposing day anti night, or rapid-fire sequences of objects and people, Metzker's shots transform his subjects into visual patterns: a crowd of wary policemen becomes a study in texture and contrast -- shiny, black leather uniform jackets against smooth, white helmets. Other photographs ...

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City stills
1999, Prestel, Munich :: London

ISBN-13: 9783791320021


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