Andreas Gursky

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Andreas Gursky exhibition held at the Hayward Gallery. This exhibition showcased a large body of Gursky's work throughout his career.

What I found most interesting about his work was the sheer scale of it. It engaged with the viewer by drawing you in and pushing you out. Only when you are up close with his work can you really notice the attention to detail that goes into each one of his images.

I also appreciated the running theme with a large selection of his work, where you notice an almost organised chaos through repetition. An example of this would be the photograph of the largest residential estate in Paris, where the image shows an interesting perspective as if he captured it head on with the building using an ultra wide angle lens. Only afterwards did I realise that this was not just one photograph, but multiple stitched together in post production.