Monochrome Perspectives.

July 2022

In addition to Michelle Magdalena Maddox, the exhibition Monochrome Perspectives welcomes Daniel Dencescu, the next photographer in our black and white series over the coming months.

After experiencing them for the first time in Rome in 2006, Daniel Dencescu has specialized in the photography of starling murmurations, and these now dominate his work. These unique images have won many international awards, including Minimalist Photographer of the Year 2022. Daniel was born in Romania and has lived in Frankfurt for some years. The flight formations of starlings, known as “murmurations”, are an elegant dance and he captures these snapshots of time. These unique movements are mesmerizing – a huge choreography with shapes that change in a split second. Everything happens incredibly fast, seems disordered and improvised, but in fact every single bird has a role in this coordinated dance of life and death. By gathering in huge flocks, the birds shelter from their enemies, such as the peregrine falcon.

Michelle Magdalena Maddox is a celebrated photographer and activist. Introduced to photography in childhood, she was fascinated by the mystery of red light and closing doors in the darkroom and by the magic of creativity and alchemy there.

Her MILK series is a symbol for being a woman. It evokes motherhood and care, confidence and life force. Michelle explores women and their bodies as divine, a part of nature. She concentrates on the abstraction of form and the graphic simplification of body and skin tones.

“Magnolia” was shot under a 400-year-old cypress tree at 7am and Michelle had found a giant magnolia blossom. The model is 2 meters tall; the gigantic flower almost dwarfs her figure and presents a fairy-like quality to the image; a humbling to nature and a graceful adoration of its beauty and ours.

Roman Loranc features some of his most celebrated works from three decades of California landscape photography. From his wistful reed images in Central Valley to his impressive landscape portraits of Mt. Shasta, the spectacular volcanic mountain in Northern California.

Oliver Miller has previously displayed the monochrome North Sea series CIRCULAR DYNAMICS at Taunus Foto Galerie, and is currently showing his fascinating cloud studies from the North Sea coast; snapshots of a constantly changing and short-lived choreography of wind, light and shadow during wintry sunsets on the beaches of Amrum and St. Peter-Ording.

In addition to Daniel Dencescu, Michelle Magdalena Maddox, Roman Loranc and Oliver Miller, other photographers will complete the MONOCHROME PERSPECTIVES series in the coming months, including Konrad Bartelski, Anthony Lamb, Paul Sanders, Rachael Talibart. Look forward to the coming months with a new series of very special black and white photographs.

The exclusive and strictly limited works of these artists are available in different sizes at Taunus Foto Galerie.

Roman Loranc, Tule and Mt Shasta 1
Oliver Miller - Amrum, Cloud Studies, 2015 [No.11]
Starling Murmuration 95, Bildgröße / Image size 40x60 cm, Rahmen / Frame 50x70 cm