The Easel

Thomas Ruff at the Whitechapel Gallery

Ruff is one of a group of German artists (the “Dusseldorf school”) who are highly influential in fine art photography. His early interest in close-up portraits has shifted to a focus on manipulating digital images – subverting the adage that ‘the camera never lies’. “[T]his is photography boldly going where no photography has gone before.” An excellent backgrounder on Ruff is here.