by Jonah Samson
Like another German photographer named Andreas, Andreas Gefeller ‘s very large-scale color photographs are both beautifully simple and crammed with detail. By rigging his camera from a height of 6-7 feet and at a 90-degree angle to a surface, he photographs every inch of his chosen environment. He then transforms all the images into a grid, which are stitched together digitally to form the final photograph. Although the details are familiar (lottery tickets scattered over cobblestone streets, baby chickens on a farm, newspapers on the stairs), his technique flattens spaces that are normally 3-dimensional and makes them look foreign. The Dusseldorf nativeâ€™s first North American show is now on view at Hasted HuntGallery in New York through 14 April 2007. Click above images for detail.