Andreas Gursky


In its current form, Times Square is one of the most fascinating postmodern public spaces. Though it is doubtless one of the world's most photographed places, it doesn't reveal itself to the observer with a glance, because its spatial arrangement is too complex. The multi-layered composition is revealed only through movement—by walking or driving past—and the image that is recalled is the product of a puzzle of stunning impressions. I try to simulate this process of perception in my photographic work, first by taking shots from various perspectives and then by reassembling those perspectives as an ideal and typical whole.