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  • http://www.photodilse.com/Interviews/Ronny_Engelmann/

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  • 1. Experimental Photography: Case Study. Stephanie Westerman
  • 2. onny Engelmann - The Concept Boy Ronny is a 24 year old born in 1976 Photographic Artist living life in Kassel, Germany. Whilst he is studying sociology and the science/history of art, he is also a BMX-flatland Pro-Rider that loves to play finger-style, in spite of being new to the photography field, he is recognized by the public and has created some brilliant individual work, and he is already able to find himself a style of photography that most others wouldn’t be able to. Most of his photographs are made up of nature due to his growing up somewhere rural. He also takes photographs using the language of hands to help manipulate/give certain messages across to the viewer. “I was always interested in nice photos and drawings. I love far things, which are different to others” – Ronny Engelmann. Techniques While Ronny’s pictures look dark and gloomy, Ronny used photographic manipulation to change the look of his images, he first starts out using a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS DSLR and a lens without any negative points, this is because it would help to block out the light, which will work better to help him create a low light backdrop to take the image of his subject and then manipulated them on Photoshop to create the image on the hands.
  • 3. The photographs This photograph has been done using a low light, as have all his others, I thought that this works really well because it’s different from having a bright and clear image, so to me this makes his stand out from the audience. His images are made up of a lot of different things, the part that stood out the most to me about these images is that you can really see the texture of the images, so this makes them look more creative and different, and with there being a low light on the image it also makes certain parts of the image stand out from others, this is also representing contrast in his images with there being some really dark bits and then white bursts in places. I would say that his images are contempoary because they are done in a non-traditional way, this is because the images have been manipulated on Photoshop to reach his aim of what he wants the photograph to look like. So this shows that he has used digital methods of production. His work is also commercial because when you are looking at them you would think that they could maybe be a CD album cover to help advertising and promotion, this kind of material would be found in typical music stores, like HMV, local supermarkets, like Asda and maybe even on the sides of bus stops to help promote the CD.
  • 4. Bela Borsodi Borsodi was born in Vienna and has lived/worked in New York City since the early 90’s, where he studied fine Art and graphic design with interest in psychology, but his Biggest interest by far was photography, when his friends started working for magazines they would often ask him to take photographs for them, when he first started off, he would take portrait images, reportage and some fashion photographs for editorials in Australia and Germany. “Often I think of photography as being a documentation of a process and that the resulting image is a visual proof of that experience” – Bela Borsodi Techniques While he uses a range of techniques, Bela infuses wit and humor in to his images, he will also investigate perception, he challenges what is around him in order to explore new dimensions and get inside peoples minds.
  • 5. This photograph has been taken as a set, to do this he would have three different coloured background and sticks things on to the different sets to create a different genre of photographs,
  • 6. This photograph has been taken as a set, to do this he would have three different coloured background and sticks things on to the different sets to create a different genre of photographs,