Nature and landscape, fashion and nude: the French photographer Jeanloup Sieff moves masterfully throughout genres establishing himself as one of the great talents in the history of photography. The exhibition Shadow Lines at Galerie 36 in Berlin offers a comprehensive and very personal view of Jeanloup Sieff´s work. Featuring 48 photographs, this exhibition shows him as an artist who has not only chosen to utilize the wide-angle lens to achieve a strikingly cinematic approach, but also as one who challenges the limits of black and white photography through an unusual play of light and shadow.
Jeanloup Sieff once described his approach which would become a personal hallmark as “the pleasure in crazy light, the pleasure in making forms visible, to compose spaces and encounters”. These photographs unite his particular joy of photography, his unusual and often humorous pictorial language, and shows a compilation of dreamlike landscapes and poetic nudes from the late 1960s to the 1990s.
Chausseestraße 36 10115 Berlin Germany
September 28, 2017 to December 16, 2017