Rut Blees Luxemburg was born in 1967, and is a German photographer. Luxemburg mainly focuses on night photography, using long exposures to put light back into the urban landscapes she shoots. Currently Luxemburg is a tutor at the Royal College of Art and feels that the titles she gives to her photos are carefully considered, and help to give meaning to her photos. Luxemburg shoots large format, but admits she is not very technically knowledgeable about photography.
From having met Luxemburg and hearing her talk about her photos, I feel she over conceptualises her photos, but she still recognises that everyone interprets art differently. A lot of her photos have hidden meanings that would not necessarily be seen by others, for to me some of them seem a bit far-fetched.
Vertiginous Exhilaration (from the series: 'A Modern Project'), 1995
Black Sunrise (from the series: 'A Modern Project'), 2010
A Girl from Elsewhere (from the series: 'Liebeslied'), 2000
|Towering inferno (from the series: 'a modern project'), 1996 - An interesting look into the lives of the flat owners, through their windows, which almost resembles TV screens. Portals into other peoples worlds.|