Julian Faulhaber’s first exhibition in Russia is currently showing at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. One part of the presentation features the German photographer’s series LDPE. The project was named after the synthetic material used to make plastic bags (low-density polyethylene) – turning it into a symbol of modern life, which often prioritises packaging over content.
At the heart of the exhibition is the project Ideal Spaces, featuring images of newly-constructed public buildings in Germany, Japan and the USA – from petrol stations and cinema auditoriums to shopping malls and car parks.
Working exclusively with available light, and refraining from any type of digital post-processing, Faulhaber captures these elements of our daily lives in a manner that emphasises the surreal perfection of their architectural design. Long exposure times give rise to a highly detailed rendition of colours, shapes and geometric forms.
The Berlin-based photographer has won multiple awards, including the Körber Photo Prize, Saar Grant for Young Art, and the Real Photo Award. The exhibition at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography continues until 15 April 2018.
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