“Presences ‐ Italian Landscapes” is the title of a series of work from George Tatge, one of the most esteemed Italian photographers of his generation.
For George Tatge, the creative process, from exposing the image to the retouching of the final print, requires deep introspection, painstaking technique and great dedication. Tatge’s photographs are made with a Deardorff, the legendary view camera which produces large format 13 X 18 cm. negatives. Tatge revisits photography’s historical dimension in order to confront the aesthetic concerns of the contemporary world. His favorite subject: the landscape. But not just any landscape… One that often drifts towards allegory and
mental vision. Landscapes that certainly fall in direct continuity from a long tradition of Constable and romantic views of American painters from the “Hudson River” school to néo-romantics and to conceptual Land Art.