Walking around London is always a new experience even for residents. This time I was wondering around Mayfair when I was attracted by the window of what I thought was a gallery. But I was happily surprised by this shop/gallery where you can buy photography at reasonable prices.
LUMAS was founded by Stefanie Harig and Marc Ullrich in New York, East Village, 1996.
“We created LUMAS with the hope of making the art market more accessible and stirring our passion for photography in a new generation of collectors.”
LUMAS offers the opportunity to experience an all-encompassing variety of photographs, from up-and-coming to established photography artists.
The advantage is that you can also purchase very exciting pieces online from anywhere in the world. The following are some of my favourites:
This American artist makes impressive collages of mountains or oceans using cuts from heavy atlases and other map books, working with box cutters and scissors.
There is something quite moving about Fennema’s work. His shots of empty, beautiful and sometimes almost derelict buildings are quite something.
He explains his series “Habitat” with a quotation from Jean Paul: “Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled.”
Arie Van’t Riet:
This very impressive collection of huge photographs is one of my very favourites. Big pieces that take over the whole room:
Digitally created, the series “kopfüber” (“Headfirst”) offers a compendium of ships on the Rhine, in which the method is intrinsically present: Dirk Brömmel photographs the ships from bridges. (31×150 cm, from £ 799.00)
If you like photography, have a look at the talented Little Observationist – another source of fascinating and affordable photography.