Repetitions, patterns, architectural elements, objects or details framed like close-ups, unusually near to the camera, and of course, the photographer.
How do we look at the city?
Stephan Keppel uses multiple tools to portray the city, or the idea of it: Paris, was the inspiration for his book Entre Entree, New York is the main subject of Flat Finish. He deconstructs the urban space in a way that the viewer sees it as a series of compositions, memories, frames. Keppel is allowing us to see the same buildings, the same surfaces all over again to study them, to capture them, to remember them.