Harald F. Müller

Galerie Schneider

Light and a substance that reflects light are required to make a photograph. In the simplest case, the photographer arranges things into narratives, playing with quotations and references to things outside the picture: in the most interesting case, things are nonobjective, and they act as reflections of light and color.

Harald F. Müller’s photographic objects tell no tales, convey neither messages nor information. Scanning countless commercial and advertising brochures, Müller selects a number of tiny photographs, which he then photographs in a lavish process of reproduction. Finally, after blowing them up, he presents them as Cibachrome objects, displayed some four inches away from the wall. His subjects include a woman in sunglasses, four heads, a red industrial building, elephants, etc. Müller makes nine prints from each of 12 negatives, distinguishing the prints by light and color

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