The fine art market has been well served by the likes of Michael Kenna, but now, increasingly, the work of Josef Hoflehner is attracting interest.
Both photographers have a similar style. They produce mainly large, square format images, often with deceptively simple compositions: small details in empty snow scenes, and long-exposure, misty seascapes, as well as more detailed urban images, sometimes shot in misty conditions.
In addition to his books on particular subjects, Josef Hoflehner has produced three books featuring selections of his work from around the world. The “Unleashed” series comprises three books. The first volume was limited to 500 copies and now is available only second-hand for around £360. Unleashed Two was produced in a limited run of 1,000 copies. My copy cost £45, but second-hand copies now sell for around £190, probably a bit more for a copy like mine as it is signed by the artist. There was also a deluxe slipcase edition of 30 copies, each with a signed print. Unleashed Three is available new at around £45, but the larger print run of 1,500 copies means that ...