In return, or should we say additionally, to what stays hidden under the surface of things, we are offered to look at these heads and shoulders. But who are these people? Are they just swimmers or...? Albrecht Tübke (1971, Germany) must know more. He was at least with them, at the time, as a witness in the water.
Photographers always know more, but once the button has been pushed they have to let go of that information. What they produce is mute evidence. Without context, ironically, this silenced noise makes the pictures all the more telling. Without precisely and extensively describing the situation in words these photographs are saturated with suspense. Not so much in their sequence but more individually, they have a narrative quality. An intensity that triggers our imagination. Potentially, something that both water and photography have in common. Even when frozen they stay liquid. Even when still they can move us.
Albrecht Tübke is an internationally acknowledged artist, having exhibited extensively in galleries and museums around the world. His work is included in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, among others.