Thomas Ruff, German photographer


Thomas Ruff lives and works in Düsseldorf / Germany. He shares a studio with Andreas Gursky and few other artists. His photography is used digital manipulation for one subject and antiquated darkroom techniques for another. Ruff works in series, creating defined bodies of work whose subjects include empty domestic interiors, appropriated interplanetary images captured by NASA, abstractions of modernist architecture, three-dimensional computer-generated Pop imagery, and obscured pornography.