Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Bernd and Hilla Becher

They wanted to reject the post war subjective, sentimental aesthetic returning back to the industrial, scientific representation of systems established within the 1920's and 30's. It is an exploration into a world built by humans and run by them, they look like futuristic cities. Quite desolate though, empty and unused reflecting a bygone time where these machines would have had use. Im not interested in their original but their anatomy. Not as illustrations either but as an idea of form. I cant help but remember how i felt when i drove past one of these structures on the journey to Amsterdam, i just stayed within view for about half an hour as we drove through Belgium. Like in the photos they were still lifeless objects. Shame i cant find my original photographs

Pitheads 1974
Subjective photography, based on personal feeling or prejudices? There is nothing much here but objectivity, what both Bernd and Hilla  .

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