All the sudden people start to talk about size again, quite a few discussion starts with the new Gursky photographs. I have always loved large photographs as long as the content satisfies the size and/or the size holds up the content. Ironically, most of us print on standard-sized paper that corporations had decided for us. While I was watching the film Mongolia Ping Pong at home the other day, I imagined how breathtaking it would look like in a big movie theatre, although my 38” TV is slightly too big for porn.
Large print has its place in photography. In my opinion, Gursky’s extremely detail oriented prints of large-scale scenery look the best in his huge prints. When they are small, they lose the spectacular. We all see whole a lot over-blown prints in the last few years, some are simply the fashion victims, and some are “conceptually” pixelated. Photographs look and feel different in every size, just like jeans, there is one perfect size for every person. And the person in the jeans is like the content/concept of the photograph. Some people looks awful even in the most expensive Versace gown.