Labyrinth at my Table gelatin silver print 1967
Labyrinth at my Table was taken when the photographer was 71 years old, but Sudek's interest in the still life can be traced back to the first years of World War II. Having lost his right arm as a soldier during World War I, the present war and the encroaching Nazi presence had him retreating into his studio, where he could create his own realities.
Labyrinth gelatin silver print 1965
Labyrinth in my Studio gelatin silver print
Labyrinth gelatin silver print 1969
I believe that photography loves banal objects, and I love the life of objects. I am sure you know the fairy-tales of Anderson; when the children go to bed, the objects come to life, toys for example. I like to tell stories about the life of inanimate objects, to see something mysterious: the seventh side of a dice- Josef Sudek
1947 portrait of Josef Sudek by Josef EHM
from the folio 'Profily 2'