A silhouette is a form of abstraction: a deduced entity, of which we can recognise only the most basic shape. But does its contours mask or reveal the true nature of something? In this issue of GUP Magazine, we acknowledge the wide variety of conceptual approaches to abstract photography.
Whether it comes from a bird's-eye view on Polish snowscapes (Kacper Kowalski) prints enhanced with gold leaf (Carolle Bénitah) or handmade maquettes that make for uncanny interiors (Popel Coumou). Whether outlining the quintessence of contemporary urban conflict (Ulrich Lebeuf), offering kaleidoscopic impressions of late-capitalist university spaces (Andrea Grützner) or giving expression to feelings experienced (Philp J. Brittan).
Cover photo: Igor Pjörrt
Photographers included in this issue:
Ana Zibelnik, Antigone Kourakou, Andrea Grützner, Carolle Bénitah, Egor Fedosov, Igor Pjörrt, Kacper Kowalski, Philip J. Brittan, Popel Coumou, Ulrich Lebeuf.