Andreas Gursky’s “The Rhine II” (1999)
Andreas Gursky’s The Rhine II (1999) was auctioned at a record-breaking rate of $4.3 million in 2011. Gursky is renowned for his high resolution, bird’s-eye view images of subjects such as crowds and architecture. The Rhine II series is one of his representative works of nature.
Comprised by a total of 6 works of the Rhine River, the series was created by digitally erasing figures and architecture that was actually in the image when the photograph was taken. Obviously, the photograph is priced at an astronomical rate, but if we didn’t have that information, and simply glanced on it on a PC or smartphone screen, we’d probably think that we’d be able to take a similar picture (Of course the original image is much bigger).
Who knows? Taking photos of scenery everyday with Picsee might take you to the level of Gursky.
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Picsee is a private photo messenger available for iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android. Picsee was awarded the App Store Best Photo/Video App 2015.