Only since recently I have gotten into Edward Steichen's work. 

317 Edward Steichen, In Memoriam

I chose this particular photograph by coincidence. I walked into that arts shop with the most massive postcard selection in Waldstraße, next to Aldi to find a card to send to a friend. After having spend half an hour going through Van Goghs, Chagalls and Rubens I ended up in the photography section. There were mainly bad boring "vintage" images but then I came across In Memoriam. I instantly fell in love with the picturesque enchantment of the diffuse portraiture.

To me, its somewhat fanciful archaism is in all its yesteryearness abnormally relevant as I see in it the counterpart to all those Bechers and Gurskys.