|Publisher:||Walther Konig Verlag|
German photographer Axel Hütte (born 1951), trained as part of the Düsseldorf School, travels around the world to find photographic subjects which allow him to explore the nature of perception. He has found his subjects in the metropolises of Las Vegas, New York, Tokyo and London, on Alpine glaciers and in the South American jungle. The resulting photographs feature unusual image structures and perceptional phenomena that surprise the viewer, straining the category of documentary photography. The manifestly real is suffused with an air of mystery and unreality in Hütte's dimly lit landscapes, illuminated cities photographed with long exposures and scenes that blur the boundaries between architecture and landscape.
Night and Day presents around 80 large-format nocturnal and daytime pictures made between 1995 and 2017, including previously unpublished photographs taken in North America, alongside a selection of early works made before 1995.