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05.20.14 Sophie Weiner

German photographer Michael Wolf has been living in Hong Kong since 1994. His work documents the world around him, and recently that has meant photographing China’s “megacities,” which house up to 25 million people, usually in a densely populated area. His photos of high rises, from a series called The Architecture of Density, appear abstract and inhuman, the […]

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01.31.11 Marina Galperina

The latest from photographer Michael Wolf’s exploration of Google Street View is a collection of those unmistakable pointed gestures of displeasure. The FY series is similar to his NYC series… because of all the middle fingers. Bonus: a dog doing what can also be considered an expression of anger. Getting a good look there, Google? […]

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01.17.11 Marina Galperina

Photographer Michael Wolf’s latest series of Google Street View series crops Manhattan — and all its pig carcass-hauling, finger-flipping character — into art. Provided for contest: cuts from Paris Street View, wherein any Wolf-chosen assembly of people and gestures is positively cinematic… erm, cinématographique. […]

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12.10.10 Marina Galperina

In a his new series Tokyo Compression, photographer Michael Wolf captures faces packed behind a precipitating metro-windows, canned together in commute like jarred people preserves, smearing their sleeping faces on sweaty glass. Some are smooshed. Some glow like foggy icons. Like this one – isn’t she just a Madonna of Perpetual Work Ethic? […]

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11.05.09 Will Sherman

Armed with a powerful telephoto lens, Michael Wolf captures the unknowing inhabitants of Chicago’s skyscrapers. The voyeuristic project grew out of an ongoing series of cityscape shots, tightly cropped so as to lose all points of reference besides the building’s geometry. Recently published as “The Transparent City,” Wolf’s collection of photos, an invasion of privacy […]

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