Lifeguard Huts - A project after Bernhard and Hilla Becher's work

October 19, 2012  •  1 Comment

 The most recent gallery added to the site presents a project done during the winter of 2009, inspired by the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Bernd and Hilla Becher are best known for their typological photography. They took precise, methodical images of german architecture since the 50's of the previous century. While those images were originally meant for documentation purposes, they were eventually recognized as art. Each series of images were presented as a grid, a presentation which emphasized the precision and systematic nature of the Bechers' work. They inspired many followers, including Andreas Gursky, who made the most expensive photograph ever sold.

 To be specific, this project was inspired by the water tower series. In it I tried to explore and understand the implications of creating such precise work, and trying to keep the images as neutral as possible. As it turns out - taking "neutral" images - not to mention two or more with the exact same composition and perspective - is not an easy task. The subject was chosen as one that represent some of the Israeli nature - Lifeguard Huts.

 Some of the Bechers grids can be found here and here.

 For more reading about the Bechers:

- Moma

- Wikipedia

 

The link or the image below will take you to the gallery.

 

Lifeguard Huts - A project after the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher

Lifeguard Huts - a project after the work of Bernd and Hilla BecherLifeguard Huts - Grid


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1.yair kira(non-registered)
soo good!
makes me wanna visit the beach...
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