Gütschow’s work plays with pictoral representations of reality, presenting the viewer with montages build up from photographs to show a idealized view of nature. I guess the apparent realism of the photographic medium adds to the impact of these images, but as I’ve already stated I’m not a massive fan of photography that goes out of its way to emulate painting unless there is a personal relationship between photographer and painter. These images are very aesthetically pleasing and Im impressed with the way they are put together but for me personally overly manipulated photography doesn’t appeal to me as it distorts the inherent truthfulness of the photographic medium too much.

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