A cinematic meditation on nature and civilisation, Markus Andersen’s Intimate plunges us into minutiae of urban life in Sydney. Using a telephoto lens, he carves a silent path through the city, capturing a procession of nameless faces, their expressions blown up and immortalised in black and white.
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A cinematic meditation on nature and civilisation, Markus Andersen’s Intimate plunges us into minutiae of urban life in Sydney. Using a telephoto lens, he carves a silent path through the city, capturing a procession of nameless faces, their expressions blown up and immortalised in black and white. “I shoot fast, take the frame and move. I guess it’s like trying to capture lightning in a bottle,” Andersen says. Shot in extreme close-up and drenched in sunlight, his moody, monochromatic images transmit the full spectrum of human emotion. The inner battles, the hidden vulnerabilities, are laid bare for all to see. Masterfully juxtaposing street photography with tender portraits of the environment, Andersen evokes a bittersweet sense of nostalgia, of disconnection, and denial. At once mesmeric and beckoning, Intimate transports us to the dark heart of urbanisation and our seemingly limitless appetite for destruction. In doing so, he sheds light on our dormant yearnings to be reacquainted with the natural world and, ultimately, our complicity in its demise. Markus Andersen has a significant exhibition profile with solo and collaborative shows held in New York, Paris, Toronto, Istanbul, United Kingdom and Sydney. His work has been the subject of two publications, Cabramatta – A Moment in Time and Rage Against the Light, both produced by T&G Publishing The introductory text A Move To Acquiescence in Intimate is written by Robin Titchener, a renowned UK based photobook collector and reviewer. The essay The Topography of Loss is written by the book’s editor Rosamund Brennan, an Australian art writer and editor published in The Guardian, Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera, among others.
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|Dimensions||246 mm wide × 316 mm deep x 15mm|
|No. of Pages||98|