Heinrich Heidersberger

Monday, 13 October 2014

“While much pictorialist photography drew on Romanticism, especially the landscape and portrait paintings of Caspar David Friedrich and John William Waterhouse, [William] Mortensen disdained this, seeing it as belonging to the school of ‘fuzzy-wuzzy’ photography. His work was more in tune with the popular taste, unashamedly exploring primal images of sex and violence that took their cue from the Universal monster movies that reigned supreme in the late 1920s and 30s, and the dark, nightmarish German expressionist style that inspired them.” Chris Campion • Guardian