Silver 2018 Book / Fine Art

Lifestyle

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Fine Art
  • Company
    Frank Kunert
  • Photographer
    Frank Kunert
  • Technical Info
    Photographs Of Miniature Models, Large Format 4" X 5"
  • Photo Date
    2013 - 2017

In "Lifestyle", Frank Kunert affectionately reduces everyday life to the absurd. The artist - a tinkerer of the highest caliber - constructs miniature scenes as unhabited as they are accurate in every detail, which he immortalizes using a large-format analogue camera. These "Small Worlds", as he calls his tiny cabinets of wonder, are situated somewhere between the grotesque and the metaphysical. The fact that they depict serious matters - unfulfilled hopes, failure, even death - with a light touch is what constitutes their charm and allure.

Frank Kunert, (b. 1963, Frankfurt am Main)grew up in the Rhine-Main region and started taking photographs as a teenager, when he was particularly interested in landscape photography. After completing secondary school, he trained as a photographer and nurtured his love for studio work. He remains true to this pursuit even today and has dedicated himself to designing and photographing his "Small Worlds". Kunert's works have been exhibited at La Chambre (Strasbourg, France), FREELENS Galerie (Hamburg, Germany), Museum of Arts and Design (New York), ROSEGALLERY (Santa Monica), among others.