French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy presents the ongoing “Façades” series, which deconstructs images of urban landscapes down to the mere surfaces of the buildings that populate them. The digital architectural interventions illustrate cities, small towns, parking lots and pedestrian pathways, whose homes and apartment buildings bear the eerie absence of construction’s mass; only the superficial brick and concrete exterior skin remains. Wandering through foreign city streets, Gaudrillot-Roy observes and imagines what lies behind the walls he passes — a glow through a lit window, noise from a television, laughter and tears. He explains, “this series offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge.” (src. Designboom)
"I was stunned and amazed, my childhood memories, slowly swirled past like the wind through the trees…"—Chrissie Hynde
The photographer Todd Hido's latest show, ”Excerpts from Silver Meadows,” opens tomorrow at Bruce Silverstein Gallery. The show coincides with his latest monograph of the same name published by the estimable publisher, Nazraeli Press.
Todd Hido grew up in Kent, Ohio, and as a Midwesterner brings a particular sensibility to his interpretation of suburban American culture. Excerpts from Silver Meadows, named after his old neighborhood, is a collection of memories and loose narratives that let us glimpse into the artist’s own psyche. In this video, Hido tells the tale, especially why creating a book is important to his work, and why he believes, as Lewis Baltz once remarked, that Photography uniquely occupies a profound space between Literature and Film.
Hido shoots analogue. He adores light and embraces its possibilities to convey mood and emotion—though dark and uncomfortable they may be. While his portrait work is even more impactful than his landscapes, Hido’s work transcends the ordinary, because let’s face it: in our world of image saturation, how many artists make work that is instantly recognizable as their own? Way to go, Ohio. —Lane Nevares
' W e l l I ' m s i n k i n g , a n d y o u ? ' p t . 2 / ‘Dark Torment, Almost Black’ series 2012
Danny rhymes with…
re-edits of pictures taken at uni, good few years ago.
Ceren is having twins!
revisiting chile as well.
trying out new things with old pictures.