23 November 2016
A lingering look
Andy Grellmann is a fan of the calmer pace of British Columbia in his native Canada – a wilderness situated well beyond the humdrum of the big city. And it’s exactly this slowed down approach that we can see in his photography. The subject matter is familiar and very timely – young people engaging with the great outdoors, a life off the grid, the vastness of nature marked by traces of intermittent human presence.
Grellmann’s photography is meticulous and displays the artist’s patience and infinite curiosity. He exclusively shoots on film and preferably from waist level, giving even greater depth to both the entire process and the result. Grellmann’s work offers us a closer look at things, a lingering look, a certain regard of small paradises, overlooked details and diffused histories – and reminds us that it is not only human activity that defines the world.