Axel Hütte: Scenic "Night & Day"

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German photographer Axel Hütte is part of Germany's postwar photographers who've been shaping contemporary German photography that reminisce of Bernd Becher's reportage-like visual.

Hütte considers himself a "landscape painter", drawing his motifs by systemizing landscape work whether in nature or urban settings.

Axel Hütte, Ise (bridge), Japan, 2012/17, C-Print, 172 x 399 cm © Axel Hütte; Axel Hütte, Horse Creek, Canada, 1999, C-Print, 162 x 205 cm © Axel Hütte; Axel Hütte, Furkablick, Switzerland, 1994, C-Print, 187 x 237 cm © Axel Hütte

Like his contemporaries Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff and Andreas Gursky, Hütte approaches his subjects with sober yet mesmerizing lens, examining the uneasy interaction between buildings and the environment, from Alpine glaciers and to the South-American jungle. In this new series, Hütte captureed 70-large scale daytime and nighttime photos dating way back from 1995 to 2017.

Axel Hütte, Hoh Rain Forest-2, USA, 2007, Diasec, 172 x 237 cm, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden © Axel Hütte; Axel Hütte, Rio Negro-2, Brazil, 1998, C-Print, 187 x 237 cm © Axel Hütte

Watch out for the upcoming display Axel Hütte: Night & Day at the Museum Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf, September 23. The show will close on January 14, 2018.

Axel Hütte, Rheingau/Nebel-2, Germany, 2009, Ditone Print, 115 x 145 cm, Courtesy Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg © Axel Hütte; Axel Hütte, El Hacha, Venezuela, 2007, C-Print, 187 x 287 cm © Axel Hütte; Axel Hütte, Cayo-1, Belize, 2007, Ditone Print, 235 x 155 cm, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf © Axel Hütte; Axel Hütte, Danum Valley-1, Borneo, 2008, Ditone Print, 225 x 155 cm, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf © Axel Hütte

Images are from the press kit.

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