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Body Double - Thomas Albdorf
Forthcoming - May 2022

Loosely revolving around clichés that are associated with Los Angeles as an abstract place of desire and magic, and specifically its rendition in Movies, “Body Double” shows images that depict objects, places and situations that - albeit familiar on a quick view - neither display a specific thing or circumstance, nor are actually shot in the implied locations.

Nothing here is what it seems to be - clouds can be petrified, water can become dust.
















Thomas Albdorf conceives photography not as the single act of releasing the shutter, but as chain of conscious as well as unconscious decisions - the basic photograph doesn’t officiate as an enclosed image rather than a space of possibilities and probabilities, primarily enabled via digital post production processes that often leave their visible marks in the final work, revealing their source as well as bringing their conditions of production up for discussion.

After working for several years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director, Thomas Albdorf studied Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, where he graduated in 2013. He was selected as one of 30 international “Artists to Watch” by British Journal of Photography in 2014; he won the UNSEEN Amsterdam Talent Award in 2016. He had his first institutional solo show “Room With a View” in 2018 at FOAM Amsterdam, followed by his solo show “Mirror Mirror” at Museum Folkwang in Essen / Germany in 2019. His work has been exhibited throughout galleries in Europe & the United States, and he has been featured / interviewed in magazines like FOAM Magazine, British Journal of Photography, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian and many more.



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