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Martin Leibscher – A Man with Opportunities…

October 24, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

We’ve been working on a prestigious restaurant project in Central London for the last 8 months or so and as it finally comes close to completion, I was carrying out that age old architects task of snagging earlier this week (basically looking for faults in the contractors work) when I came across a very long and impressively bound book sitting on one of the newly completed seats.

I didn’t recognise the name and the book itself was sealed (so I still don’t know exactly what it contains) but when I looked up Martin Leibscher online, I was rewarded with these rather amazing panoramic photos..

Leibscher is obviously a man happy in his own skin as all his photos seem to be of him, and not just self portraits, but many, many self portraits all in the single image..

Whilst not in any sense the worlds most classically attractive man, there is something powerful about the repetition of his face, and the sheer mass of Leibscher’s across each image, that overcomes any misgivings one might have about his appearance…

I must admit that I quite like them. They have a dynamism that seems to offset the obviously very laboured and time intensive manipulation processes that each image must undoubtedly entail…

One more thing, in the image above there is a rather ominous dead woman floating in the swimming pool and it wouldn’t surprise me if Herr Leibscher is a bit of a joker and has hidden or planted other things in his photos…

The trouble is that there are so many details in these obviously very large images, that it’s well nigh impossible to see everything on these versions taken from the internet…

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  1. October 24, 2012 at 14:22

    What a find! What an obsessive man – I get a headache just thinking about how he had to photograph himself in all these poses.

    Took me a while to find the woman floating in the pool – maybe she is just staring at the bottom- although I couldn’t see clearly whether she had masses of black hair or a black bag over her head.

    I’m going to share your post around 🙂

    • October 24, 2012 at 22:12

      Cheers David
      Obsessive is the word, It must have taken many hundreds of hours to create the orchestra/ auditorium images…
      Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment, and please, share away….
      Joe

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