Knotan: Hot-and-Cold Sausages
The agency sends you various folders filled with pictures by different photographers for you to write about them.
What do you do then?
You check the list, select a name, find Knotan and you get motivated. You check the folders, look at the pictures for the first time and you begin wondering:
What did he do there?
A smirk forms on your face. You just came across a couple of guys who look like they were on their way to the New Year’s Parade but they seem to have left out a pretty essential detail: their clothes! …Except for their coats and underpants.
Now starts the hunt for information about the artist on the internet. By now, you are pretty exhilarated and even more motivated. Google> Knotan> you strike a bonanza: www.knotan.com. It says “New Site coming soon.” You’re not discouraged by that. Your motivation is at its peak. You click on the writing. Voilà!
Pictures, pictures, pictures. But information about the artist – no chance!
That doesn’t matter in the least though because you soon realise that a brilliant photographer released the shutter here. It doesn’t even matter what picture series you select. You see splendid shots of people and they contain a fun factor that is rarely found in this form and abundance. The picture series of half-naked men fits smoothly into the line of his other series: that of thrashing teenagers on a private party, that of lascivious women choosing the right kind of ice cream and that of men in lingerie discovering their feminine side. A feast for the senses! The viewer quickly realises that these pictures are about art and its spontaneous staging. That’s what Knotan’s photos depend on and this is great.
In the end, you’ll know what he did there and what to do: Be happy to write about it!