Thursday, November 03, 2011
Photographer: Rudi Geyser
Posted by Anna Rose White
Rudi is a UK based South African Photographer who graduated with a BA Hons in Photography from the University College Falmouth. He has assisted David Sims, the high profile fashion photographer, on shoots for clients such as British and French Vogue, as well as Alexander McQueen. His work in the University College Falmouth graduate show was on display in a gallery on Brick Lane, as part of the Raining Stare Rods exhibition. He is currently working as a freelance photographic assistant and further developing his portfolio.
The main focus of Rudi’s work is the human body and its interaction with the world around it. He also pushes the boundaries of realism, in order to make his audience question what is identified as real. His passion for photography stems from the inherent false sense of realism and truth that it embodies and that can be manipulated in order to question what we perceive to be ‘real.’ His work channels his personal philosophy concerning the human condition. His images explore the relations between humans and their surroundings, and aims to outline what defines us as human beings. He also explores how our modern way of life is affecting the essence of humanity.
Rudi describes his work as being a quasi-photographic process. Working and re-working his images in postproduction and combining other art forms such as sculpture, drawing, painting and digital manipulation is an essential part of his practice. By using these methods, Rudi gives the postproduction process an importance and reference to his practice. His work is delicate and intelligent, with a strong thought process behind every piece.