September 17, 2013

Jens Juul - Six degrees of Copenhagen

Jens Juul is a (rather) young photographer living in Denmark (more specifically in Copenhagen) and this series is crude, raw and without any of the artistic embellishments often associated with fake naturalistic images. And this can't even be qualified of "beautiful". Of course the strong blck and white contrast he uses in his pictures produces a sort of expressionist effect that could be considered as artificial but the fact is that it leaves a long-lasting impression and after all it's what we are asking to photographs (and art in general). Note he has won the Sony World Photography Awards 2013 in the portraiture category but I don't know if it's with this series. You can look for more on his site here, with a statement (not really clear to me) about his intentions in doing this project.

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