Saturday, December 15, 2007

Joël Tettamanti's QAQORTOQ

I found the work of Swiss photographer Joël Tettamanti today, via the Anothercompany blog. His collection of work entitled QAQORTOQ depicts the landscape of Greenland's fourth most populous town. There is a lonely, often doleful quality to Tettamanti's photographs; however, most perceptible in his work is a hushed beauty that is distilled from the sparse Greenland landscape. It would be unfair not to mention the subtle irony and humor at play in Tettamanti's images. The juxtapositional manner in which natural and man-made forms coexist in his photographs speaks to the humorous paradoxes that pervade contemporary culture.

All photographs from the series QAQORTOQ

All Images © Joël Tettamanti