Ernst came to me because of the MaMo Nouchies catalog I did for Ingo. He wanted, and I agreed, to show his work in a different manner then the typical gallery style. Art objects are usually presented in a neutral way without any context. I wanted to give them a still life, painterly quality, creating an oversized table plane for light to come across from behind, which is my preferred angle. It gives the object an epiphanic quality.
Later I added strong top light to the mix as it reveals the beautiful precise texture that Ernst is a master of. The white table plane gives a wonderful soft uplight on the object.tom vack
"I knew my pieces when I first came to Tom; my hands had worked every bit of surface. But after I saw the pictures I understood how a seeing person sees them and that cast a new light on them for me, too."ernst gamperl