Alfred Seiland

Alfred Seiland's photographs are a long-term and geographically far-reaching exploration of ancient sites and their appearance today. All the photographs are taken with an analogue, large-format camera, showing an extraordinary aesthetic sensibility and a distinctive compositional approach. Although the Austrian photographer's images may appear staged, the photographs are the result of the artist's careful and refined search for the perfect place and moment at which to take his photograph. In pursuit of such scenes Seiland travelled along the East and West coasts of the United States. His photographs cast an objective eye on the human landscape with the resultant effect of realistic images, methodically corrected and perfected, that form a pictoral narrative and "a mood and space that's seems to exist only in and for that picture."

 

Seiland's work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Museum der bildenden Künst in Leipzig, Germany and the Salzburg Museum in Austria. He has also published several books of his work.