tobias hutzler

human sculpture

tobias hutzler human sculpture

source: beautifuldecay
Tobias Hutzler, a photographer / director based in New York City, creates photographs that showcase sculpture-like forms outlined by live human bodies. The unusual portraits, (because I have no idea of what else to call them) feature men and women in skin toned underwear, posing on top, near, and next to each other in strange, and involved poses.
It is interesting to note that Hutzler instructs his subjects to pose in intricate positions with in each other on top of a stand (one that would usually hold a sculpture in a museum/gallery space). This detail further assures the viewer that he/she is indeed witnessing a sculpture of some sort. Hutzler is also interested in portraying ‘different shades of color’, meaning that he includes people of varied skin tonalities, and I assume, different nationalities as well.
Hutzler creates these large-scale photographs by using a unique technical approach, resulting in images that are printed as they are shot, without manipulation. Photographing with small-scale digital sensors, Hutzler achieves a distinctive digital noise quality, allowing for the characteristics of raw digital technique to have a powerful effect on the final photograph.
“This photographic approach builds tension between the large-scale scenes and the digital noise and fragments, resulting in an aesthetic beauty of its own, contrary to aiming for higher resolutions and dynamic range. My photography is searching for a truth between the aesthetic of the medium and the subject matter of the image.”
Hutzler creates his large-scale photographs with a unique technical approach, resulting in images that are printed as they are shot, without manipulation or compositing. Photographing with small-scale digital sensors, Hutzler achieves a distinctive digital noise quality, allowing for the characteristics of raw digital technique to have a powerful effect on the final photograph. “This photographic approach builds tension between the large-scale scenes and the digital noise and fragments, resulting in an aesthetic beauty of its own, contrary to aiming for higher resolutions and dynamic ranges,” says Hutzler. “My photography is searching for a truth between the aesthetic of the medium and the subject matter of the image.”
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source: vimeo
Tobias Hutzler is an inventive photographer/filmmaker who presents familiar subjects in striking new ways, with a focus on documenting and portraying contemporary American culture.
As an image maker Tobias captures the pulse of our constantly moving and morphing culture. He has been called “visionary” by AD Magazine and “one of the most exciting new artists working in photography.” He is based in New York.
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source: tobiashutzler
Tobias Hutzler is an internationally renowned photographer, director, and artist. He presents subjects in striking new ways, possessing a distinct point of view that has attracted editorial and advertising clients worldwide.
He studied photography at some of the most prestigious schools in Europe and received his MFA in the US. He is a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the prestigious DAAD and European Union fellowships. His work has received numerous international awards and he was named one of PDN’s 30 photographers to watch. “His pictures are both consistent and filled with surprises,” legendary director of photography Elisabeth Biondi wrote of Tobias’ images. As an image maker Tobias captures the pulse of our constantly moving contemporary culture.
His work appears regularly in many international publications. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, TIME Magazine and has been called “visionary” by AD Magazine and “one of the most exciting new artists working in photography.” He is based in New York City and represented by Stockland Martel.