Oliver Krebs – Signal & Rauschen / Signal & Noise
Oliver Krebs is one of the few protagonists of street photography who one could describe as being both subjective and conceptual. In Signal & Noise, his struggle for the photographic image beyond the centered view becomes manifest. With his roots in painting, he conceives the image as such from a new perspective. If the motif is the »signal,« then the Berlin-based photographer is interested in the »noise« that overlays this signal. Time and again, his images appear to dissolve themselves, pictorial layers become interwoven, and the viewer is ultimately introduced to a new form of photography.
Oliver Krebs searches for, indeed researches, images: It is thus only logical that he juxtaposes his photographs with text fragments from the great explorers of the 19th century. A dialog from which we can learn a great deal about our own searching and seeing.
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