Annette Kelm

Image by Sabine Reitmaier.

“I’d find it boring if a photo only permitted one interpretation.”
- Annette Kelm

About Annette Kelm

Annette Kelm’s images confront the intertwined histories of photography and objects, exploring our complex relationships with both. Inspired by traditional still-life, landscape and portrait photography and riffing on today’s commercial and advertising imagery, Kelm creates uncanny arrangements in her studio. By making the artificial nature of her images obvious, she challenges us to think about how we construct meaning. Unlike most of her peers, Kelm works only with analog cameras, opting for film rolls and the darkroom rather than digital technologies.


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