Beat Streuli. BXL
Laurent Busine, Katharina Gregos
JRP|Ringier, Zürich, 2008
In this publication he has reunited a new series of images taken in Brussels. Large-scale portraits of passerby and inhabitants of the city compel the viewer to look at the European capital as a metropol, whose melting-pot is forging our new cultural identity.
As is typical with Streuli’s approach in both photography and video, the photographs in this publication are taken using a telephoto lens, visually isolating the individuals within their surroundings. This form of photographic extraction results in street portraits of unwitting protagonists; their conceptual exile from the crowd simultaneously asserting their distinctiveness and anonymity within the social multitude.