From the series 'Treasure'
Silver gelatin print on baryta paper, edition of 5
50 x 40 cm
19 11/16 x 15 3/4 inches +9.5% DDV/VAT
In the series Treasure, the photographer highlights the principles of his work. In documenting iron foundries, the photographs of ironwork reveal his love of detail, of unveiling small parts which tell big stories, his love of story-telling and reading between the lines. The coldness, rawness and industrial quality of iron provide only a starting point for the story of a passionate quest for beauty in balanced and harmonious compositions, the golden mean, the careful relation between tonal values of light, the play of structures, the search for rhythm and examination of form – in short, the love of visual elements. Pinter's gaze is similar to the poetics of the photographers of the New Objectivity in the 1930s: the focus is on the aesthetic qualities of objects, intentionally disregarding their social environments, since they were interested only in 'photographic detail as a fragment torn from chaotic nature and transposed into a photographic image as an autonomous, self-sufficient entity'. Courtesy Galerija Fotografija.