Jeff Wall is a photographer who creates scenarios to photograph. Many of these are studio sets and are based around previous paintings or works of literature.
One of his most famous images is A sudden gust of wind based on a painting by Japanese artist Hokusai; Yejiri Station.
His interpretation in a photograph appears to be a single shot but is actually a complex collage of over 100 individual images.
All Jeff Wall’s images are complex productions, often requiring a large crew to create the Image. His photographs are then transferred on to large scale transparencies and displayed in the gallery on light boxes, thereby giving a different vision to that of a passive print.
His use of large format view cameras and shifting lenses to alter perspective is a particular feature of his photographic style. His photographs have also provided cover images for albums by Sonic Youth and Iggy Pop.
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- Mussler, P. (2014). Jeff Wall. [online] En.wikipedia.org. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Wall [Accessed 14 Apr. 2017].
- Hokusai (c. 1832) Yejiri Station, Province of Suruga © Brooklyn Museum c/o wikimedia.org
- Wall J. (1993) A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai) © National Gallery of Victoria c/o https://emmahoganphotography
- National Gallery of Victoria (2012) Installation view of Jeff Wall Photographs c/o artblart.com