Right Time Right Place

“Right Time Right Place is a collection of photographs I made in the last few years on my travels through Europe. The images revolve around the question of whether it is possible for a person to be in the right place at the right time. Is the ideal state of space and time something we are awarded or is it a state we have long been living in without being aware of our good fortune? I hope I have not succeeded in answering this question. Nothing fails more pathetically than an artist’s attempt to explain the world and its relationships. Rather, my work leads to the conclusion that the world cannot be explained. Once an exhibition visitor in New York told me that, when viewing my photos, she felt that the protagonists seemed to be kind of disobedient. I really liked that interpretation.”

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

 

“What Robert Rutöd brings to the contemporary photographic dialogue is that intangible ability to see the world with a skewed lens – a lens that is compassionate and at the same time, unkind. It is a lens that is the stuff of operas and nightmares, comedies and slapstick. Robert finds that split second of humor or truth telling and that instant of social documentation or absurdity that makes us not only laugh at ourselves, but also laugh and feel embarrassed all at the same time. Or should I say, at The Right Time.” (Aline Smithson, from the foreword to the book Right Time Right Place)

 

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

© Robert Rutoed, 21 x 24 cm, 120 pages, 55 color plates, red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding, offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m², foreword by Aline Smithson, edition of 300, 2015

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