Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

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Jul 09, 2016 - Younès Klouche

With TRUST Magnum, I want to activate the desire to see; by using multiple effects to obscure the images. It’s a playful use of brilliance like a « miroir aux alouettes » Mostly because of all the reflective surfaces on the buildings, the cars, even the lake. There is a physical and mental reflection provoked by some of the pictures making you wonder what’s happening behind. To make this project, I didn’t need any privileged access. Each of the photographs describes common places in central Switzerland you could see just by going there. But to make you feel like you don’t have all the informations I made the out of frame very loud. The subjects are tightly cropped and placed in the layout in a way to suggest that there is more to see out of the picture. What you see is only a fragment of something bigger. Through the pages, the sequence slowly dives into grayness. Loosing color in photography is loosing informations. And in the end the book is all black and white. This conceptual and reflexive approach on documentary photography is a movement in which I feel I belong. –Younès Klouche