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Víctor Enrich

  • “Medusa 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 1 / 14  “Medusa 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “Ugly Ducks 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 2 / 14  “Ugly Ducks 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “Benidorm@” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 3 / 14  “Benidorm@” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “Deportation 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 4 / 14  “Deportation 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “Looping 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 5 / 14  “Looping 1” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “NHDK 3” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 6 / 14  “NHDK 3” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “NHDK 6” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 7 / 14  “NHDK 6” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “NHDK 7” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 8 / 14  “NHDK 7” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “NHDK 9” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 9 / 14  “NHDK 9” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “NHDK 13” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 10 / 14  “NHDK 13” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “NHDK 20” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 11 / 14  “NHDK 20” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “NHDK 73” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 12 / 14  “NHDK 73” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “Shalom 21” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 13 / 14  “Shalom 21” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)
  • “Tango 41” (Photo: Víctor Enrich) 14 / 14  “Tango 41” (Photo: Víctor Enrich)

In part two of uncube′s short series on photographers and artists who like to bend the built truth, Jeanette Kunsmann profiles the work of a Spanish photographer who stretches the bounds of credibility by progressively contorting his subjects into increasingly impossible positions that are somehow never beyond the pale.

In recent years the architectural photographer Víctor Enrich from Barcelona has been experimenting with the digital transformation of his subject matter. He takes his chosen structures apart and puts them back together again, chopping buildings into their individual storeys or elements and twisting and tilting them until he arrives at a completely different, sometimes dramatic picture. Rather than single works, he makes (and sells) entire transformational series. His current series, the most extensive to date, is titled NHDK. It is based on the NH Deutscher Kaiser hotel (hence the acronym) next to Munich′s main railway station, which Enrich photographed from all directions in 2012. “NHDK is an exaggeration of everything I have done before”, Enrich explains, “The 3D geometries were larger and more complex than in my earlier works, meaning that the possibilities and the number of pictures were larger too, and more diverse.”

– Jeanette Kunsmann is a freelance journalist and editor at Baunetz

First published in Baunetzwoche #349




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