Photographs of Tokyo Commuters Stuck in the Subway. I "quasi morti" delle metropolitane di Tokyo fotografati da Michael Wolf - Organiconcrete. Che Tokyo e il Giappone tutto fosse uno dei paesi più popolati al mondo è storia antica; ma quanto ha denunciato Michael Wolf con “Tokyo Compression” supera anche la più fervida immaginazione.
Il fotografo, nato in Germania e adesso residente tra Hong Kong e Parigi, porta a compimento un progetto fotografico dal forte impatto visivo e immediatamente dopo emotivo; le sue fotografie evidenziano il normale e quotidiano svolgersi dei fatti in una ordinaria giornata presso la metropolitana di Tokyo. Maggiormente nelle ore di punta la metropolitana si trasforma nell’ultimo posto in cui vorresti essere e no, non solo perché molto probabilmente devi arrivare al lavoro o a quell’appuntamento che proprio non hai potuto evitare ma perché rischi di non respirare più, di sentirti morire. Un progetto fotografico che è un po’ uno specchio del momento storico-sociale che stiamo vivendo, una corsa contro il tempo che ci fa perdere contatto con noi stessi.
Claudia Tornatore. Tokyo Compression - Photographs by Michael Wolf. Michael Wolf is known for his large-format architectural photos of Chicago and primarily of Hong Kong, where he has been living for more than 15 years.
His latest pictures have also been created in a big city: Tokyo. But this time Tokyo’s architecture is not the topic. Architettura della densità. Michael Wolf Captures the Unbelievably Dense Living Conditions of Hong Kong Residents. Michael Wolf - The Transparent City. Big cities can sometimes seem like immense visual abstractions.The jam-packed juxtapositions of diverse styles of architecture — all compressed into dense overlapping vertical spaces — can be seen as things of rare man-made beauty.
These soaring glass-walled environments also invite a sometimes perverse delight in voyeurism. Michael Wolf’s new photobook, The Transparent City, captures both of these aspects nearly perfectly in his recent photographic study of downtown Chicago. Someone described this work as “Hopper meets Blade Runner,” and I might add a third reference: Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Wolf positions himself on rooftops or in the windows of opposing buildings to get the most amazing vantage points for each scene.
He waits for perfect light at the time of day when twilight and interior light render the building walls nearly invisible. This after-the-fact discovery added a new dimension to the project for Wolf. Natasha Egan writes in her introduction to the book: Contemporary & Fine Art Photography Gallery. 迈克尔·沃尔夫 巴黎屋顶 2015年4月25日 – 5月31日 OPENING RECEPTION Saturday April 25, 4-7PM M97 Project SpaceLane 170 Yueyang Road, No.1 Bldg 3, Room 102Shanghai 开幕酒会：4月25日周六下午4点至7点 M97项目空间上海市岳阳路170弄1号3号楼102室.
Paris Abstract. In 2008, Michael Wolf began living part-time in Paris after living in Hong Kong for over a decade.
At that time he was apprehensive about the prospect of working in his new home city, concerned about the clichés associated with images of Paris. It was during this period that he produced the series Paris Street Views by essentially sequestering himself in his apartment and appropriating images of Paris from Google Street View. Michael Wolf, Paris Abstract, 2014 Since then, with his distinct perspective, Wolf photographed Paris eschewing well-known locations and focusing instead on the innumerable roof tops each with its own identity. Wolf’s strong geometric abstractions offer the viewer a freshly re-contextualized Parisian landscape that examines the density and life in a contemporary metropolis. Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf. For a photographer living in a major city filled with iconic architecture, museums, and myriad tourist destinations, the struggle to capture an authentic image is great.
This was the exact situation photographer Michael Wolf found himself in after moving to Paris from Hong Kong in 2008. Surrounded in a city filled with sights that could easily be interpreted as cliché, Wolf pointed his camera away from the recognizable landmarks and instead focused on the dense rooftops surrounding the city. Packed with stout chimneys, tv antennas, graffiti, and numerous geometric forms, these wide-angle shots present a strange abstracted view of a usually recognizable place. Wolf’s “Paris Abstract” series is currently on view at Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco through September 6, 2014. (via Juxtapoz) Michael wolf frames abstract views of paris rooftops. Aug 27, 2014 michael wolf frames abstract views of paris rooftops michael wolf frames abstract views of paris rooftops paris roof top #1, 2014all images © michael wolf while many of german photographer michael wolf‘s series document the dense architecture of mega metropolises, his most recent collection instead fixates on a very specific facet of the urban landscape. taking to the tops of paris’ historic buildings, wolf has captured the geometry of the city’s countless roofs, framed so that abstract, linear compositions of color are most visible in the scene. segments of overlapping structural elements layer and unfurl as a compact pallet of hues, blurring much of what is recognizable and spotlighting the atypical. paris roof top #8, 2014 by avoiding the otherwise ubiquitous parisian attractions the cityscape is so often associated with, wolf offers angular and asymmetrical views that re-contextualize the architecture and examine the density of life in a contemporary cultural hub.
Michael Wolf Interview. (english text below) Intervista di / Interview by Francesca Esposito Non le ha viste nessuno.
Fra gli altissimi grattacieli di Hong Kong, regoli architettonici dagli oltre cinquanta piani e dalle minuscole abitazioni, nessuno ci ha fatto caso. Quelle mutande ancora umide sono cadute dal davanzale striminzito di un 18esimo piano qualunque. Nessuno, in tutta la città, si è accorto di quell'indumento intimo. . © Michael Wolf, Lost Laundry (4), 2012. Partiamo da un dettaglio anche noi: la tua mano sinistra. Nato a Monaco nel 1954, sei cresciuto in Europa, Canada e Stati Uniti, e hai studiato con il maestro Otto Steinert alla Folkwang School di Essen – da cui è uscita anche Pina Bausch – e alla Berkeley in California.
Hai immortalato ogni angolo del globo terrestre, e alla fine hai scelto Hong Kong: il porto profumato, capitale della finanza asiatica, megalopoli da quasi due milioni e mezzo di abitanti. Michael Wolf - Hong Kong Trilogy. German photographer Michael Wolf has a brilliant eye for quirky details which he delightfully (and obsessively) catalogs into subsets, and then groups them together as unlikely typologies of ephemeral urban phenomena.
His typologies are more in the spirit of Ed Ruscha rather than the Bechers — and, in this case, they’re oddball urban scenes he has encountered in Hong Kong over the past 20 years. Gathered together in his wonderful gem of a book, Hong Kong Trilogy, we have: After spending time with this book, it’s impossible not to notice similar quirky patterns in your own neighborhood — but it’s not so easy to frame this flotsam as artfully as Wolf does. I assure you, however, that your eyes will be activated to spot this stuff and appreciate its temporary beauty. — Jim Casper.