Martin Schoeller is one of the most outstanding contemporary portrait photographers worldwide. He has shot famous film stars, sportsmen and artists. But also heads of state, homeless people and indigenous groups are popular motifs in his portrait series. Whether colourful drag queens, female bodybuilders, very identical pairs of twins (Identical) or 75 Holocaust survivors (Survivors) – he always finds time for personal projects in addition to commissioned work.
But what makes his photographs so special? Why do you recognize a Martin Schoeller original at first glance? The answer is simple: his unmistakable photographic style. All of his ‘Extreme Close-Up’ portraits treat familiar and unfamiliar faces with the same attention and emphasize all facial features equally. At the same time, this stylistic uniformity allows a comparison of the people portrayed. In this way, the viewer’s existing ideas of fame, value and honesty can be challenged.
When printing his works, Martin Schoeller relies on the high quality of our Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection. Find out which of our Digital FineArt papers is his favourite in today’s article. He also talks about his career, his inspiration and his next projects. Do not forget: You can still take part in our raffle! Enjoy reading and good luck with the puzzle.
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