When a contemporary photographer pursues an archaic technique such as the platinum-palladium print, he must have a good reason. For Jens Knigge, it may be the rich grey tonal scale which can only be achieved in this process. He has perfected the production process to an almost unprecedented degree, from releasing the shutter of his large-format camera to his work in the darkroom.
In Knigge's work, photography not only represents an artistic and creative approach to subject and camera, but also simple craftsmanship. The production and elaboration of the prints takes time, patience and experience. Not every print turns out as expected, or rather meets the high demands of the photographer, who always produces his work in limited numbers.
His current exhibition at the Johanna Breede Gallery comprises architecture and landscapes, still lifes and X-ray photos – a highly varied and interesting conglomeration of images which offers a fascinating insight into Knigge’s artistic production over the past 15 years.
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