A Curiosity for the World

New York photographer Jan Staller is the first film by Schierholt to examine the work of a photographer.  Staller’s nonobjective and dramatic photographs, taken at construction and industrial locations, make engaging art. His work creates a mood and sense of place, dealing with emotion not subject matter. The most interesting and compelling art is about an artist’s interpretation of a subject rather than a representation of it and often the very nature of  photography gets in the way of that goal. Jan Staller’s work transcends all that.