Born 1973, Stuttgart, Germany; lives in Cologne, Germany, and Los Angeles, California

Florian Maier-Aichen's photographs oscillate between landscapes of incredulous sublimity and depictions of uncannily plausible catastrophes. Whether a Technicolor vision of a Malibu beach enshrouded in a pallid, rosy haze or a scene of a capsized cargo ship suspended laterally in a pixilated expanse of cobalt blue water, his images evince a preoccupation with making the familiar strange through effects of color, light, and composition.


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Untitled (Long Beach), 2004. Chromogenic color print, 711/2 x 921/2 in. (181.6 x 235 cm). Private collection; courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles