Adam Fuss

Adam Fuss is a British-born contemporary photographer known for his unconventional and innovative approach to the medium. Throughout his career, he has refined the cameraless technique, relying on the most essential elements of photography: objects, light, and light-sensitive material. Fuss’ work is distinctive for its contemporary reinterpretation of photography’s earliest techniques, such as the daguerreotype, which produces a single image, and the photogram, in which objects are placed directly on light-sensitive material and then exposed to light, creating ethereal and literal images. Adam Fuss was born in 1961 in London but grew up in Australia. In 1980, he began working as a photographic apprentice at the Ogilvy & Mather Agency. Two years later, he moved to New York City and began experimenting with a pinhole camera, through which he explored the use of historic techniques in photography. His early work was met with critical acclaim. Soon after, Fuss abandoned the camera and began breathing new life into a technique that became the hallmark of modernist photographers of the 1920s, such as László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray.

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