Isabella Berr - Bahnhof (Railway Station)
Isabella Berr
Bahnhof (Railway Station)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2008, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 33 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 1/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Turner's Frau (Turners Woman)
Isabella Berr
Turner's Frau (Turners Woman)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2008, Printed 2008
39 3/8 x 47 1/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Schüchterner Zauber (Shy Spell)
Isabella Berr
Schüchterner Zauber (Shy Spell)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2004, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Unbenennbare Welt 1 (World Unnamable 1)
Isabella Berr
Unbenennbare Welt 1 (World Unnamable 1)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
42 1/2 x 51 1/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/5 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Unbenennbare Welt 2 (World Unnamable 2)
Isabella Berr
Unbenennbare Welt 2 (World Unnamable 2)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
34 1/4 x 41 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 3/6 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Pasanten (Passers-By)
Isabella Berr
Pasanten (Passers-By)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2007, Printed 2008
11 7/8 x 63 3/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 4/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Am fluß (By the River)
Isabella Berr
Am fluß (By the River)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2007, Printed 2008
15 3/4 x 38 3/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 3/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Apart
Isabella Berr
Apart
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2005, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Ruderblätter Schneiden (Rudder Blades Cutting)
Isabella Berr
Ruderblätter Schneiden (Rudder Blades Cutting)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 43 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Sonnenblumen (Sunflowers)
Isabella Berr
Sonnenblumen (Sunflowers)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2007, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 32 3/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 1/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - From One to Another
Isabella Berr
From One to Another
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
19 5/8 x 63 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Zwischenweltlich (World in Between)
Isabella Berr
Zwischenweltlich (World in Between)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
23 3/8 x 70 7/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 4/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Turner's Frau (Turners Woman)

Since its 19th century foundations, photography has used the metaphor of the world as a dream. German photographer, Isabella Berr, makes photographs that often read as frozen dreams. She consistently uses framing devices such as windows and doors to bracket her images. We are always a step removed from being an active participant in the world her pictures portray. Focus is intentionally left soft and depth of field is almost nonexistent. Her pictures deliberately employ a blurring of vision. It is as if we are trying to ‘fix’ an image while looking out the window of a speeding train.

Isabella Berr extensively uses cropping in composing her photographs. She abstracts her work by concentrating on the part of the negative that she finds the most interesting. Identities and actions are left ambiguous and indeterminate. Berr also employs subtle and rich repetitions of forms and patterns of light. Her pictures are made in the waxing and waning light of dusk and dawn.

Just as musical melodies form as the relationship of one note to another, Berr’s photographs build on the relationship of light and patterning within each image. The dynamics, or sounds, of the pictures are produced when the eye forms the parts it sees into a nebulous whole. Stillness is activated, and it dances in front of our eyes as we watch modulations of form and color suggest various identities and meanings.

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