VIEWspotlight March 2009
My German Kleinigkeit
“For me, it’s not about producing little replaceable pictures; it is about capturing the individuality and charisma of a person in a photograph. Especially in the field of nude photography, for me the aim is not portraying nudeness as a form of bareness, but creating a picture that radiates self-confidence and strength.”
Ragnar Gischas has been working as a self-employed photographer for eight years. The focus of his work lies on portrait and nude photography. He has published in journals and has had various solo exhibitions. Moreover, his works have been published in the books: “Stories” – Photographien von Ragnar Gischas, publisher: ReiseArt 2005, “Shaven or Unshaven”, Edition Skylight 2007, “The Best of Contemporary International Fetish Photography”, Feierabend Unique Books 2007.
The series shown here, which has been laid out as a long-term project since 2008, is a persiflage on common advertising and beauty ideals. Ragnar Gischas had the idea for this series during a shooting on the theme “Meat”. The atmosphere during the shoots is always very relaxed and cheerful. The photographs are taken with a Nikon digital camera and are later edited on the computer.
You can find more photos by Ragnar Gischas at VIEW Fotocommunity under Ragnar_Gischas.
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