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Andere Porträts + 3D
Thomas Ruff

Andere Porträts + 3D, Thomas Ruff

Andere Porträts + 3D, Thomas RuffAndere Porträts + 3D
Thomas Ruff
Hatje Cantz
German and English


58 pages
210 x 280 mm
ISBN 3893227725


While experimenting with composite faces in 1992, Ruff came across the Minolta Montage Unit, used by the German police in the 1970s to generate phantom pictures. Though his compositing methods were for the sake of producing the impossible. The result was his ‘Anderes Porträt’ series (1994-1995) from which this photobook was born. This series was a part of the Venice Biennale in 1995.

About the Artist
Thomas Ruff was born in Germany in 1958. He lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He shares a studio in Düsseldorf’s Hansaallee, with Laurenz Berges, Andreas Gursky and Axel Hütte. Ruff got his first camera and after attending a class on the basic photography he started to emulate images he saw in magazines. While studying in Düsseldorf, he was inspired by Benjamin HD Buchloh and started to develop his method of conceptual photography. At first he was photographing landscapes, but soon he was drawn to the interiors of German living quarters. This was followed by architecture and portraits. All in 35mm format.

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About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz Verlag is a German book publisher specialising in photography, art, architecture and design. It was established in 1945 by Gerd Hatje and has offices in Stuttgart and Berlin. Hatje Cantz Verlag has a backlist of nearly 800 titles.

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