Stuff we like: PETER FUNCH

Peter Funch

Life’s A Beach (I), 2012.

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Life’s A Beach (II), 2012

Peter Funch is a Danish photographer, whose work I’ve been a fan of for a long time. So when we opened our studio in Brooklyn last year and found out that his studio is just next door to ours, I was very excited of course!

These images are taken from his recents series ‘Triptychs’, which i really like. I always thought that they were either shot during a storm or set up with giant wind machines, so I was quite intrigued when he told me,  that these images were taken on a Caribbean island which is located close to an airport. When the planes land, the gust of wind created is so strong that it causes this dramatic effect. I guess that’s where Peter’s work is strong: his knowing how to play between something that is attractive and disquieting at the same time. The continuous re-framing of the same scene in the triptych series also questions the viewer’s perception of the event, what has been constructed or what was there for real.

In his book ‘An Introduction To Triptychs: Version 01’ he comments:
“I am fascinated by transformation. I am not talking alien films or anything, but how chaos can become a system and the other way around. The idea of having objects you convert into other settings, to make a new story or a new illusion.”

Amazing work Peter! Would love to work with you one day;-)

Posted by Christoph