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Ephemeral

This series taken in 2016 is a hommage to Alfred Stieglitz’s „Equivalents“ (1925-1934):

The Equivalents „remain photography’s most radical demonstration of faith in the existence of a reality behind and beyond that offered by the world of appearances. They are intended to function evocatively, like music, and they express a desire to leave behind the physical world, a desire symbolized by the virtual absence of horizon and scale clues within the frame. Emotion resides solely in form, they assert, not in the specifics of time and place.“ (Andy Grundberg)

Dorothy Norman once recorded a conversation between Stieglitz and a man looking at one of his Equivalents prints:

„Man (looking at a Stieglitz Equivalent): Is this a photograph of water?
Stieglitz: What difference does it make of what it is a photograph?
Man: But is it a photograph of water?
Stieglitz: I tell you it does not matter.
Man: Well, then, is it a picture of the sky?
Stieglitz: It happens to be a picture of the sky. But I cannot understand why that is of any importance.“

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