I’m captivated by Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner’s gorgeous black-and-white landscapes and love the depth and drama they bring to a room. Hoflehner’s long, slow exposures and sparse composition give his work a dreamy, mesmerizing quality that is utterly unique.
Hoflehner seeks out the world’s remote pockets, with a catalogue that includes works from Venice, Tokyo, St. Petersburg, Zanzibar and America’s rural South. Our design for the office space below features his “Numbered Barriers,” from a series taken in Japan. I love the transporting effect of his tonal contrast against the traditional fireplace setting.
In this master suite, two works from a series create a visual dialogue among the iconic images of Versailles. Shown, from left: “Jardin de Versailles, Study 4,” “Jardin de Versailles, Study 5.”
You can view the amazing breadth of Hoflehner’s work at his website. In the meantime, we would love to hear your thoughts about this extraordinary Artist We Love.