07/04/14

Anja Buhrer ~ Surreal silhouettes

Anja Bührer, aka Latoday, is a Berlin-based photographer and digital artist. Bührer uses her hauntingly beautiful aesthetic to depict a myriad of dreamy scenes. Bührer's conceptual photographs lie somewhere between dreams and nightmares, as though one is trapped in this in-between state of unconsciousness.




There's a haziness throughout her dreamed, souls, and street collections that somehow balance the familiar with the unknown.





Bührer manipulates her photos in such a way that they exude a surreality while maintaining their plausibility. The faceless silhouettes playfully frolic against faint and blurry backdrops like we're peering into the mind of someone having difficulty recalling their childhood. The photographer captures the duality of nostalgia and memory loss, as well as the yearning to recall urban childhood memories. The subjects and settings complement one another in their ambiguous appearance, heightening the images' mystifying effect.
Conceptual photography is a genre in which the artists makes a photograph of a concept or idea. Usually the conception of the idea precedes the realization of the photography.


























Etichette

19th-20th Century Art (162) 19th Century Art (84) French Art (60) 20th Century Art (39) Claude Monet (1840-1926) (24) American Art (23) Vincent van Gogh [1853-1890] (20) Photographer (18) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) (14) Edgar Degas (1834-1917) (13) British Art (10) Sculpture (9) Swedish Artist (9) 17th Century Art (8) Paul Gauguin 1848-1903 (8) Russian Art (8) 15th-16th Century Art (7) William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) (7) 16th Century Art (6) 18th-19th Century Art (6) Henri Matisse (1869-1954) (6) Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) (6) Swiss Artist (6) Norwegian Artist (5) 18th Century Art (4) Edvard Munch (1863-1944) (4) Edward Hopper (1882-1967) (4) German Art (4) Odilon Redon (1840-1916) (4) 16th-17th Century Art (3) Ambrogio Alciati (3) Edouard Manet (1832-1883) (3) Giuseppe De Nittis [1846-1884] (3) Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) (3) 17th-18th Century Art (2) Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) (2) Alphonse Mucha [1860-1939] (2) Anders Zorn [1860-1920] (2) Andreas Achenbach [1815-1910] (2) Austrian Art (2) Charles Jalabert (1819-1901) (2) Czech Artist (2) Jean-François Millet [1814-1875] (2) Pablo Picasso [1881-1973] (2) Paul Klee 1879-1940 (2) Rembrandt (1606-1669) (2) Thomas Moran [1837-1926] (2) Titian (Tiziano Vecellio 1488-1576) (2) Ukrainian painter (2) 13th-14th Century Art (1) 14th-15th Century Art (1) Danish Artist (1) Federico Zandomeneghi 1841-1917 (1) Felice Casorati (1883-1963) (1) Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) (1) Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924) (1) James Tissot (1836-1902) (1) Polish Artist (1)