Gefeller’s Supervisions

The Supervisions series, begun in 2002, are based on images of urban areas revealing both views of public sites and their surfaces, as well as offering insights into closed areas from a bird’s-eye perspective.

Ohne Titel (Raumdecke 3, Düsseldorf) © Andreas Gefeller 2009

Ohne Titel (Raumdecke 3, Düsseldorf) © Andreas Gefeller 2009

By means of an elaborate photographic technique, Gefeller creates these »possible« and »impossible« view-points. Hundreds of individual shots are digitally joined, giving rise to the impression that the overall sight has originated from a much higher perspective. The uncommon formation process is betrayed by the detail-richness resulting from the high-resolution quality of the images of »scanned« surfaces and the optical breaks between single segments originating through perspective shifts. Yet this only becomes apparent to the observer through close inspection.