Globalization shown in the works of the most expensive photographer of the world Andreas Gursky
As you know, photographers see the world through the lens. And each of them has his own world, which is completely different from everyone else’s. But the true art of photography is to show another people how you see and feel the world around you.
When you look at something so beautiful that you can’t give any verbal explanations, you can only enjoy the moment and be grateful to the photographer for opening the veil of the unknown.
Photographer from Düsseldorf, Andreas Gursky, have been telling stories using his photographs since the 1980s. He got the passion for capturing the outside world from his father. Andreas was immersed into the world of art from the childhood, learning all the subtleties and nuances of the work. The passion developed into desire to engage in photography more professionally, so he applied to the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf, which is known as a place where avant-garde was born. Working with great teachers, Andreas discovered his own style in photography. Attention to small details in the background of massive chaos brought to the photographer recognition. Another distinguishing feature of the photographer was the size of the canvas on which he printed his works. Andreas used the largest photo paper formats that he could found to not to lose any of the details. At his exhibitions, you can find works, divided into several adjacent paintings. Whether it's a landscape or an industrial, its photos are so full of action that sometimes the viewer begins to feel a slight panic, as if plunging somewhere far into the world where the photo was taken.
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
I only pursue one goal: the encyclopedia of life. I am concerned with the human species.
Andreas Gursky
His photographs show the scale and grandeur of the surrounding world, compared to which people lose their leading role and look as if we were looking at the anthill from above.
After graduation, Andreas went on a journey around the world, in advance thought out every detail of the place or building that he wanted to capture. Traveling, he began with landscapes but quickly switched to factories, offices and public events from different corners of the planet. The Olympic Games weren’t exception. He traveled all around the world, collecting materials, which are incredibly popular till present day. Andreas focuses on technologies and massive globalization, using bright colors. Despite the progress, he still shoots on film cameras and then scans the images. Frequently one picture can be the result of several processed photos at the same time.
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
Not surprisingly, Andreas with his special vision became the most expensive photographer in the whole history. His work, "Rhine II", size of 1.85x3.63 m, taken in 1999, was auctioned for $4.34 million. Well, we all asked ourselves that question: what is so special about that river? The thing is, that Andreas depicted the river banks as they were many years ago. During the photo shooting, the area was fully built up with buildings. So he put into this work quite serious philosophy, which was estimated at almost $4.5 million. Not bad, huh?
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
globalization photography, photos globalization, Andreas Gursky
© Andreas Gursky / andreasgursky.com
Of course, the photographer's fame is not limited just to one single picture. Today even the earliest of his works are immediately purchased for quite big amount of money. If you omit the aesthetic side, it is also a successful investment - Gursky paintings are growing rapidly in price. So if you want to have one of Andreas pictures in your personal collection, then you need to start saving right now.
To be closer to the real beauty, don't forget to go and check out the official website of Andreas Gursky.
By Ekaterina Palanchuk
2017