Photographer Michael Wolf speaks with BJP at the FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby. Image © Olivier Laurent.
On 11 February, photographer Michael Wolf found himself at a centre of controversy when he received a honorable mention from the World Press Photo jury for his project A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The work, which is now on show at the Format International Photography Festival in Derby, comes from Wolf travels via Google Street View.
Through it, Wolf reinterprets the genre of the street photography "in a highly unconventional way" by using the almost inexhaustible picture pool of the Google tool as basic material for his own images. "With the camera in front of the screen, he gets his images out of the automatically generated, authorless Google screens," the festival's organisers say.
BJP spoke with Wolf a few hours after his win, back in February. But we caught up with him one month on and asked what his honorable mention has meant for him. Watch the video below:
For more information, visit www.photomichaelwolf.com.
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