Although he lives in one of the most photographed places in the world, Michael Wolf has never been short of creative, unique ideas. Be it photographing street view scenes or, in this case, demonstrating his incredible compositional skills with photographs of Parisian roofs that look like two-dimensional, abstract paintings.
Wolf has always been fascinated by photographing life in big cities. While living in Hong Kong, he raised his eyebrows by photographing people through the windows of their high-rise apartments without knowledge or consent.
Even now in Paris, Wolf’s photography is still architectural, albeit far less controversial. Paris Abstract explores the rooftops of densely packed Parisian neighborhoods, photographed with everything in focus, so that the viewer finds himself lost in the geometry of these buildings and wonders whether it is reality or a painting that he is looking at:
To learn more about the Paris Abstract series, visit the Robert Koch Gallery website (or visit in person until September 6 if you live in San Francisco). And if you’d like to see more of Wolf’s work, read our previous coverage or visit his website by clicking here.
Photo credit: Photos by Michael Wolf and used with permission