grayscales. early b & w photographs 1978-1988 the photographer Robert Rutod translated for a decade snippets of reality into the delicate dimension of the gray values. He kidnapped in a world in black and white, where aesthetics of resistance and pure emotion often only a shadow width apart. Always open to the offers of the moment, always ready to discover unexpected facets of reality. More than twenty years after the time of their origination Robert Rutod sifts through his entire SW negative archive again, to complete an “unfinished” chapter of his work. The effort has been worth it. He promotes alongside photographs now become classics almost forgotten material for days: very early and rare photo productions, image-linguistic experiments, portraits, short photo galleries with documentary character.
The majority of these photos is anyway something distinguished, the Robert Rutod in his most recent book “less is more” so clearly expressed: the passion for quirky and bizarre Aspects of life. The selection of 77 images dating from 1978-1988, here for the first time in book form published, accompanied by short absurd texts of the photographer. Authors: Robert Rutod, born in Vienna, photographer and filmmaker, numerous short films with international performances, early paintings and photographs in various private collections. Books: Less is more (2009), grayscales (2010), right time right place (2010). Christine Dobretsberger, born in 1968 in Vienna, studying journalism and communication sciences as well as philosophy, like.