Thomas Bachler’s sunflowers hover between positive and negative. Photographed with a very special 20 x 24“ camera, constructed and built just for this project, his sunflowers withdraw, the more someone aims to decode the visible. The very special mysterious light settings, the ingenious shadows, the partially razor-sharpness and their withered condition is what makes these disconnected sunflowers so incredibly beautiful.
Thomas Bachler (Detmold, 1961) studied at the Kunsthochschule Kassel from 1983 to 1989 with Prof. Floris M. Neusüss. His work includes photograms, drawings, projections, books, performances and installations.
Floris M. Neusüss (Remscheid-Lennep, 1937) is one of the main representatives of experimental photography in Germany, known primarily for his exploration of the photogram. He worked as professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and set up the Fotoforum Kassel in 1972.
Floris M. Neusüss nominated Thomas Bachler for this edition of PHOTOPAPER. It has 16 pages. Images above showing selected pages.