|Galerie für Moderne Fotografie presents Birds, a personal project by Thomas Lohr. Birds is a series of unusual, exotic bird species in close-up. The emphasis on feathers detail highlights the natural and flawless aesthetic of the plumage’s color and texture. The images capture these shy animals as they are in life, allowing an uncommon closeness. Thomas Lohr’s photographs not only invite contemplation but are also capable of arousing scientific curiosity. The photographer has captured about eighty bird species thus far. He finds the animals in bird enclosures and aviaries around Europe, where he photographs them without artificial lighting and using any retouching. On view until April 1, 2017.
|| His working process makes evident that he photographs living animals and thus, entirely incidentally, that the birds’ plumage is clean and preened, underscoring the cleanness of the images.
THOMAS LOHR’S PHOTOGRAPHS NOT ONLY INVITE CONTEMPLATION BUT ARE ALSO
CAPABLE OF AROUSING SCIENTIFIC CURIOSITY.