In my previous two posts about Photo Basel, I presented you some impressive photo works including Kathrin Linkersdorff's flower series. Today's post is the last one about this exhibition. Let's start from a local Swiss artist.
Roger Humbert was born in Basel in 1929, and he is a pioneer of Concrete Photography. He said "I photograph the light."
Here is an introduction about him and his experiments on photography:
Concrete photography focuses on the medium itself. ‘Concrete’ is the opposite of ‘abstract’. It creates images without signifiers or referentiality but to display structural characteristics. Common examples are works that utilize light sensitive materials to create images or objects that interact with visible light.
Humbert made photograms (cameraless photos) using experimental light sources from the 1950s to the 2000s. Like the nature scientists who explored to gain scientific records of natural objects, Humbert carried out experiments in his lab by using form elements such as grids, stencils and punch cards.
The abstract color photos you see here are from 1972. Humbert placed Plexiglas elements on glass plates and let colored light shine from below. The analog photos were taken by him with a Hasselblad 6×6.
Later from 2008 to 2012, Humbert transferred his work in the darkroom to the digital Concrete Photographs. Just like the earlier analog ones, the focus lies on the mysterious quality of light. Instead, new digital techniques have been explored to construct the images.
Below are some more photo works that impressed me from the exhibition:
图文 by Donica，谢谢来访！=)
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