Amazing snapshots by German artist
June 22, 2006 12:22 AM   Subscribe

Beautiful pictures taken by Agatha Katzensprung. My personal favourite is this one. [via]
posted by Masi (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
If I'd have known cutting peoples heads of of the shot makes great art, I'd have gotten my mom an agent years ago!
posted by acetonic at 12:28 AM on June 22, 2006

Odd rather than beautiful I'd say. Not a fan myself, but each to their own!
posted by Tokil at 12:30 AM on June 22, 2006

Thats what is so interesting about them, standard photos are boring, these are unusual which makes them so interesting.
posted by TonyMeman at 12:50 AM on June 22, 2006

Standard photos don't have to be boring. And very often are not (note, flickr's interestingness pool really varies in quality). But photographic art, like all art, is completely subjective. Personally, these aren't really my bag. But I can see how people would find them interesting.
posted by antifuse at 1:47 AM on June 22, 2006

They're too Art School for me. Art School, Melancholia Division, Department of Props and Wardrobes, Class of 1982.

Or maybe it's just the weather. I'll look again tomorrow.
posted by pracowity at 2:16 AM on June 22, 2006

I like these, and saw one or two I wouldn't mind hanging on my walls. Thanks, Masi. I prefer the photos that have been colorized, as the B&W seem kind of flat. I'd guess these photos were taken with a digital camera, and the color was adjusted in software, not done by hand.

Also, I'm always appreciative when a photo site uses a simple, intuitive interface and avoids flash.
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:41 AM on June 22, 2006

Can anyone tell me if there's anything on the site about purchasing prints?
posted by dobbs at 5:01 AM on June 22, 2006

Thanks for the link. I do like her work, especially the ones that have that sepia toned aspect to them. :)
posted by bim at 5:06 AM on June 22, 2006

Lovely stuff - the intentional graininess of them screams "PHOTOSHOP!" to me, I'd love to know if they were done digitally.

(I could just read the info page, but my German skillz are feeble these days.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:37 AM on June 22, 2006

A bit too 4AD to be original, but not bad. She's got a ways to go though.
posted by Skygazer at 8:02 AM on June 22, 2006

This one I really liked. She'll take a set of pictures around a common theme, but (as in this case) there is usually only one or two that stand out to me. I wonder if that's just the way I'm seeing them or if she could use a bit more selectivity in picking out the keepers. Interesting ideas nevertheless, thanks Masi!
posted by ny_scotsman at 8:26 AM on June 22, 2006

Masi, your favourite is my favourite, too.

The photographer's work is a bit unusual, but that doesn't mean it's good... but I do like them.
posted by mrhappysad at 9:54 AM on June 22, 2006

She would have been a "total star" in my junior year of art school. Everyone would be jealous of her and start rumours that she was sleeping with the professor. Only kidding....I like some of them, some a bit heavy handed.
posted by jamie939 at 5:50 PM on June 22, 2006

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