Tom Janssen

 

Contemporary European Photography

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Via Hippolyte Bayard comes the photography of Tom Janssen who by stepping back a bit reveals the scales of the various spectacles most photographers would have taken photos of much closer: Not much ado about, well, almost nothing (which, after all, might be the essence of most of what we humans are engaged in). What I like about this is the following: You don’t have to step that far back. You don’t have to peek down onto the planet from a satellite or plane. As a photographer, you just have to be willing to walk one hundred meters/yards or so. Which might tell us something.