Monday’s Inspiraion – Candida Höfer

Candida Höfer is a German photographer known for her large scale colour images of interiors.

Born in Eberswald, Germany in 1944, this photographer likes semi-public spaces such as institutional architecture, in the absence of people as evidenced by he Räume series she started in 1980. Her photographs seem almost like portraits

In each of her images, she beautifully captures the psychological residue left in empty public spaces.

The lack of visitors allows her to concentrate her lens meticulously on the details, positioning herself symmetrically either in the centre of the rooms or along a diagonal that best reveals the spaces internal architecture.

Her places of choice are environment that contain an institutional history, embodied either in texts or in structures such as libraries, museums etc..

Here are a few of her work.

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I am a photographer currently living in London. Most of my work is in black and white because which I've found to be the best outlet to express myself. With patience a rather unique way of seeing the beauty around me, I enjoy creating a world that is unique to me.

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