Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Richter Family II

Thomas Struth is a German photographer who's wide ranging work includes depictions of detailed cityscapes, Asian Jungles, and family portraits. This portrait is C-print plexi-mounted. Struth's photographs bring into focus more detail than the naked eye can observe. In this picture for example one can wonder why the family looks so sad or serious it can go either way. They seem expressionless. That is one of the reasons I chose this portrait it makes you think. They also seem to blend in with the background. It is open to your interpretation of why this family seems to look this way. This portrait of the Richter family is typical of Struth's family portraits.

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