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Distinctions: Rolf Kraehenbuehl ARPS

Statement of Intent

Through the flâneur approach, using the element of chance, I capture candid pictures of people pursuing different activities within the built environment.

My main focus is on depicting solitary figures against their vaster man-made surroundings, contrasting the human figure with the artificial and often angular built environment. I show the subjects occasionally prominent in the picture, but usually just as small(er) figures to emphasise the difference in scale of buildings and the humans using them.

While freezing a transient moment, I attempt to go beyond the immediacy of this moment by imbuing the images with aesthetics and mood, using and enhancing the contrast created by the ambient light to create a visual language to convey beauty in the mundane.

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