Michael Doster - Analog Photography
Michael Doster (B.1938) attended photography school in Zurich and began his career as a fashion photographer in Munich.
After working in Milan and Paris, he settled in New York in 1974.
In addition to his work as a fashion photographer, which has brought him an international reputation. Michael Doster has developed an extensive body of art work in recent years which looks at surfaces in the culture of the west. The human body is just as much an esthetic object for the exploring lens of his camera as the urban jungle, forms created by light and shadow, sinking facades, spaces, and dreams that have turned to stone.
These analog shots from well known places and subjects by no means negate the typical. But Michael Doster's unfamiliar perspectives and pictorial designs open up new approaches to these seemingly familiar urban worlds. His photographs drive their power, sharpness, and depth from that small region between reality an illusion, which is pulled into view by the constrasting bright and dark shapes arising from the surfaces of our cultures. Michael Doster lives and works in New York and Munich.