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Bernhard Fuchs: Autos

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Bernhard Fuchs is a photographer living and working in Dusseldorf, Germany whose solo show “Autos” just wrapped up at Jack Hanley Gallery in NYC. The series is unexpectedly powerful as a result of the way Fuchs treats his subject (automobiles), with a great deal of care and consideration. As a result each truck reads like a richly-developed character in a novel – quite a feat for a photographer of machinery.

“On my bicycle tours, time and again, I saw passenger cars, busses, and trucks which just stood around. I think my first reaction was to look for the absent owners…

…Since I hardly ever saw anyone, I stayed alone with the situation, and a relationship to these vehicles began to develop as I would not have expected it…

…The car in the landscape had an impact on me, similar to the impact of actors on a stage, and since then I began to collect their wit and their tragedy.” – Bernhard Fuchs