In his new series Former Writer, Part 1: Colour on Surface, Vienna-based photographer Thomas Albdorf builds on his past as a graffiti writer. By making blunt spraypaint interventions both in the real world and in his studio, he bends space and creates fluorescent visual play. In the vein of John Divola’s Zuma series, Albdorf physically marks his subject as evidence of his involvement. Part two of the series, already in progress, will combine sculptures, drawings and prints, while bringing them into real space. Here is a punk rock approach to the contemporary photographic still life.
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Matthew Leifheit is an independent writer, curator, and photographer based in New York City.