Born in 1944, this German photographer is known for depicting interiors around the world. In 2015, she took her camera to Mexico. By employing limitless depth of field within her massive chromogenic prints, Höfer expertly captures our attention as the eye dances throughout each baroque space.
While some of her locations have religious significance, Höfer imbues all her spaces, including theaters and museums, with the same spiritual quality we find in her convents and churches. Through her use of available light, Höfer invites us to take deep, meditative breaths with hushed reverence for both her majestic scale and richly ornamented subject matter.
Though perhaps Höfer intends the works to be psychologically engaging, by not including people, she provides these opulent spaces as the viewers own environment. "It is not my intention to make the audience reassess anything,” she states. “I just want to give them an opportunity to reflect on the image and their own experience of space—maybe even the experience of the space in which they view the image that stands before them.”