Photography

The work of Thomas Albdorf

January 07, 2017

Thomas Albdorf‘s main interest focuses on photography and sculpture – in particular, the intersection area between both practices, their shifting perceptions, the contemporary status quo of the photographic image and the decontextualization caused by Internet distribution, whereas the internet functions as an important medium to distribute and communicate his work.

He conceives photography not as the single act of releasing the shutter, but as chain of decisions that ranges from the object’s or subject’s staging to post-processing and a potentially final print. Thereby the analogue negative doesn’t officiate as an enclosed photograph rather than a space of possibilities and probabilities, primarily enabled via digital post production. These alterations leave their visible mark in the final work, revealing their source as well as bringing their conditions of production up for discussion.