Photo Critique Matthias Koch

Updated on August 13, 2017 in Critique
19 on July 15, 2017

I am originally from Germany. I lived and worked in Chile, Venezuela, Mexico and France and  have currently established my basecamp in the South of France.

My website www.matthiaskoch.co

I do not have a special education in photography, which results in an a very free and unconventional approach. My photography is driven by a personal search for meaning and understanding of the surrounding world. Photography is for me a tool for philosophical investigation and research of truth as well as a vehicle for artistic expression. The interaction between Humans, Space and Time and the underlying concept of Impermanence is one of my favorite subjects. 

Photographs are mostly taken on the street and used afterwards for conceptual projects. In this sense I do not really know if I would qualify my photography as street photography, but personally I am not convinced that all these categories make sense, honestly I do not really care about, …

 
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3 on July 15, 2017

Well, that is an amazing shot. –Andrew

 

on July 15, 2017

Thank you Andrew!

on July 16, 2017

great shot Matthias! Love it 🙂

on July 17, 2017

Thank you !

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1 on July 18, 2017

Well woman’s face is not sharp and there’s nothing of interest in middle ground or background. Meh.

 

on July 18, 2017

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0 on July 22, 2017

Wery weird photo but I like it!

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0 on July 22, 2017

In another era I might be less attracted to this image, but as an American under Trump it sums up my feelings every day! LOL. I do like the composition and sense of perspective, like this woman’s distressed face is coming out of the frame. For me the out-of-focus face fits with the spontaneity of her expression.

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0 on July 22, 2017

I would have liked to take that photograph. Well done Matthias !!! 

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1 on July 23, 2017

I disagree with a previous critique. The blurred face and grain adds to the drama of the face. I don’t believe a lack of a subject of interest in the middle ground or background detracts from the overall photo. In fact, it adds to it. –Andrew

 

on July 24, 2017

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1 on July 28, 2017

Love it. Facial expression is like something from a 1920s horror movie – very striking.

on August 1, 2017

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1 on July 29, 2017

Nicely balanced photo – light and dark; the many small people on the left vs the single large face on the right. I love the darkness surrounding the face, and the ambiguity as to her age. The pattern on her dress contrasts well with the linear geometrics in the rest of the photo. Well done!

on August 1, 2017

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1 on July 31, 2017

Matthias’s website, www.matthiaskoch,co is well worth studying. — Andrew

 

on August 5, 2017

Thank you Andrew!

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1 on August 8, 2017

I think you have a great subject in the foreground, I like the expression and childishness of it. I like the composition, it’s interesting and the angle gives me a sense of unbalance, which kinda goes with the expression of your subject.

However the middle and background are lacking any kind of draw, which is a shame as the image has lots of great space to be used.

I also really like this black and white tones, it’s something I will experiment with!

on August 13, 2017

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