In 1949, Swiss photographer René Groebli shot a series of images around and on top of trains in France, His working style was stimulated by his experiences with moving images, his fascination with movies. In many experiments he tried to express the dynamism of movement in single photographs. Lasting experiences – like his first train journey from Zurich to Paris – brought him to a city in which he immersed himself fully. At the end of 1949, Rail Magic was published for the first time, 15 images in a publication that the artist financed himself. It was a daring opus at...
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