The hunted moment
«Robert Staudinger’s series Trophy shows viewers how enriching the experience of nature in the form of a walk through the woods can be. Here this fertile soil becomes nourishment for the soul. The circular commemorative sketch, reduced almost to black and white, is provided with an object-like touch through the oversized lens. It is akin to a hunting trophy, but one prizing the good life and not a pleasure found in killing. The lens additionally permits an angle of view of almost 180 degrees.»
Guido Zehetbauer Salzer
» since my wife’s 50th birthday one of robert staudinger’s wonderful glass-lens photos has been gracing our wall, right next to the dining table, at eye level. like every good work it is able to remain vibrant through its complexity, repeatedly bringing different aspects of its being into the foreground, making us become aware of them, and thus not prematurely exhausting itself optically. the degree of abstraction through the reduction of colour, the metallic photo paper and the astonishing glass lens is just great enough to bring the work to the limits of the unreal or universally valid, but nonetheless modest enough to remind uschi of a specific stretch of forest from her youth, just like on the first day.
we very much enjoy this fine piece, and it will definitely remain one of our treasures. though other images may change.
a good companion«
hermann staudinger (no relationship)