1959 · Germany
German photographer Katja Flint conveys an aesthetic reminiscent of yesteryear, yet a deeper look to her images reveals the powerful ways in which she is invoking these past references for a modern take on the field of photography.
The body of Flint’s work centers on the portrait photograph: close-cropped frames of faces repeated in a rhythmic fashion across her oeuvre. Rather than become redundant, though, these visages assume a striking dynamism that is reinforced by the blur of line and the muddying of contours. Flint experiments, in short, with the very type of image she is trying to convey, as if she is attempting to add a painter’s flair to the science of photography.