Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

Book Camera, Mac Camera, Mac Camera 2, Burka I, Burka II, Horn Camera, Nikon,Creator, Bowl Camera, Confrontation, 2011

As long as it photograps it must be a camera, is the latest body of work by Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. Referring to a D.I.Y (do it yourself) culture the Berlin based duo uses unusual material to create a whole range of new cameras. But it is not only the sculptures they create which refer to a certain history within photography but it is also the manner in which they are photographed or documented. There may be allusions to the light and colors of Jeff Wall or the squalor of Boris Mikhailov’s works. But more then this Onorato and Krebs do not restrict themselves to that: they build there own cosmos and reference system.

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