Bastiaan Woudt - Photographs London Friday, October 25, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    In the present work, Bastiaan Woudt has photographed model Thula Nuka in profile, her gaze commanding as she confidently occupies the frame. ‘This shot of Thula was one of the last shots of the day, just before we wanted to wrap up the shoot and go home,’ he recalls. ‘It’s one of those moments where everything just falls in to place.’ A self-taught photographer, Woudt has developed his distinctive monochromatic style through experimentations in both in-camera and post-production techniques. Drawing inspiration from classic black-and-white photographs by 20th century masters Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, he aims to capture the essence of analogue photography, which he sees as ‘dynamics, movement, imperfection, feeling’, through digital means. The Dutch artist has published three photobooks to date and has exhibited his work in various cities worldwide, including Amsterdam, Paris, New York and Shanghai since 2014.



thula, Alkmaar

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 158.5 x 119 cm (62 3/8 x 46 7/8 in.)
Frame: 167 x 127 cm (65 3/4 x 50 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil on the reverse of the flush-mount.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 3 + 1 AP. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £35,000

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London Auction 25 October 2019