The artist Elger Esser (born 1967 in Stuttgart) is a time traveler. His photographs are images of the present day, real landscapes, yet the world shown in these pictures seems to originate in the past. The photographic technique that he uses also evokes a bygone era: A former master student of Bernd Becher, Esser creates vintage photoengravings of his black-and-white negatives produced using an elaborate process, which stand out in a present dominated by digital technology.
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