Museum Huis Marseille in Amsterdam Shows "Adam Fuss ~ A Survey of His Work"

artwork: Adam Fuss - "For Allegra", from the series My Ghost, 2009. - Daguerreotype, 70 x 105 cm. - Collection Richard Edwards, Colorado © Adam Fuss.

AMSTERDAM.- What immediately stands out with the work of Adam Fuss is that, both in terms of the chosen subject matter and in his approach to the photographic technique, he has greatly dissociated himself from conventional photography. That which Fuss produces is, in fact, still a photograph; but in order to achieve that, he did rid himself of all the finer luxuries available to users of the medium nowadays. Like a present-day alchemist, Fuss has mastered the medium’s most elementary and primitive forms; he sees just as much potential for creativity in technical knowledge as in the imagination, or the visionary power of the photographer.