michel gantner

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Michel Gantner reappropriates plant forms and colours, removing them from their initial environment in order to obtain a new subjectivity. He thus succeeds in conferring a surprisingly sensual quality to the flowers that he photographs. In order to be able to work in a simple and systematic way and compose his images without having to worry about his lens or how his subject is lit, the photographer limits his field of action to a ?light box? without any other form of frontal exposure. The plants are sufficiently translucent for the light to infiltrate their contours.<cr/><cr/>?My references are the black and white photographs of Karl Blossfeldt and their botanical rarity, coupled with great precision, the abundant bouquets of Edward Steichen, the modernity of Edward Weston's close-ups, the still lifes and panoramic landscapes of Josef Sudek, and the aesthetic quest of Robert Mapplethorpe.? M. G.<cr/>

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