Andreas H. Bitesnich has specialized in nude and portrait photography, and he is best known for his masterful sculptural formations by lighting, a subject he also published guides on. His work appears regularly in international magazines, and he frequently releases delicately designed photo books.
His portrait of Magnum member Elliott Erwitt (born 1928) reflects much of the sitter's own work as a photographer. Erwitt is famous for his candid shots of absurd everyday situations, suggesting his ironic – but never sarcastic – attitude. In creating succinct images of moments that seem random finds, he provides pictorial statements on the human condition. In this respect his images do not only show qualities in their formal design (thus: it’s more than the eyes what counts). One could metaphorically call his concise visual aphorisms egg yolks, clusters of content within the soup of our more-or-less insignificant daily routines.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Bildmaße 46,7 x 34,7 cm (46,7 x 34,7 inch)
Objektmaße 49,7 x 37,8 cm (49,7 x 37,8 inch)
Montage, Rahmen Archival mat board 80x60 cm
Double weight baryta paper, semi-matte surface
Signed by Elliott Erwitt in black ink, signed, titled, and dated by the photographer in pencil on the reverse
Prints / Austrian Photography / Personalities / Porträt /