The book features Stefan's most recent works. The photographs are more radical and abstract than the ones presented in his first book.
Stefan's work is like a meditation, beautiful, silent, minimalistic and painted with light. Looking at his photographs calms you down and gives a sense of peacefulness.
More of Stefan Heyne's work can be found on his website.
More about the book can be found on Hatje Cantz's website.
About Stefan Heyne and the book:
The Magic of Emptiness
To this day, German photography remains influenced by the New Objectivity of the Becher School and its representatives, such as Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, and Jörg Sasse. In an attempt to oppose the classic aspects of the photographic image—sharpness and recognizability—Stefan Heyne (*1965 in Brandenburg an der Havel) leaves the objects in his pictures in a state of uncertainty, resisting the usual observational parameters. Things appear sketchily in the light, only to disappear again in the surrounding shadows. This publication features Heyne’s most recent works, the most radical abstracts in his oeuvre so far, which show photography in a manner commensurate with its etymology—as “painting with light,” liberated from the belief that reality can be objectively reproduced—an idea long inscribed in the medium, which still adheres to Enlightenment concepts.
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