From an early age, Peter Lippmann regularly travelled from New Jersey to New York to admire the work of iconic photographers such as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt and Diane Arbus. He soon realised that a photograph is worthless without proper light. Since 1990, the American artist has lived in Paris, where he captures objects before they shrivel away and disappear completely. He is a privileged witness to that brief, fragile moment of Baudelairean beauty.
Simplicity and purity characterise the photography of Peter Lippmann, who does not tolerate wasted space and adds a poetic dimension to his compositions. The remarkable works from the series The Last Tomato, The Seasons and Noble Rot bear witness to a great ambiguity, as they often appear to be painted. In addition, they are defined by an accurate rendering of matter and extremely precise lighting – the leitmotif in Lippmann’s oeuvre.