Thomas Ruff
Thomas Ruff
Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff (born 1958) is a German photographer, known for his blown up passport-like photo large scale portrait, executed between 1981 and 1985. In 2003 he published a series of nudes based on internet pornography, which were digitally processed and obscured without using any camera or traditional photographic device. In 2009, he produced “jpegs”, another large-scale series of photographs exclusively using downloaded images, which bared lots of jpeg compression artifacts. Ruff’s “Substrat” series (2002–03), continued to explore digitally altered Web-based pictures, this time based on Japanese manga and anime cartoons, although the source material was altered and manipulated so the had no visual memory of the original image.

Artist images


Thomas Ruff: Retrospective
Thomas Ruff: Retrospective

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Artist external links


http://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/thomas-ruff/survey/
http://www.aperture.org/shop/books/thomas-ruff-jpgs-book
http://www.foto8.com/new/online/blog/1014-thomas-ruff-interview

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