Tzack Boom Bonjour I 2009
This picture series of Anna Kant delves into works of popular photographers such as Man Ray, Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims. Inez van Lamsweerde, Nan Goldin, Günter Rössler, Jan Saudek and Nobuyoshi Arakiare are also among her favourites.
Similar to the students of ancient acadamies who copied the works of the old masters, Anna Kant follows her idols and restages their pictorial compositions. But there is one difference: She is her own model. She photographs herself with the help of a tripod and automatic release. That constitutes a complex situation. She has to reflect upon the desires they want to capture and the obsessions they strive to act out. In addition
who copied the works of the old masters, Anna Kant follows her idols and restages their pictorial compositions. But there is one difference:to that the technical and aesthetic instruments have to be scrutinised.
Anna Kant tests the limits of others and defines her own.
All pictures are available Edition 7+2AP