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from Petrochemical America, photographs by Richard Misrach, Ecological Atlas by Kate Orff (Aperture 2012).

Photographer Richard Misrach and Landscape Architect Kate Orff of SCAPE Studio have collaborated on a book, newly out on Aperture.  Petrochemical America features the landscape of Louisiana along the Mississippi, in which quintessential southern communities neighbor ground zero for the country’s petrochemical industry.

The book pairs Richard’s site photographs from Cancer Alley with Kate’s “ecological atlas,” a set of analytical maps and diagrams that bridge Richard’s specific, local images to larger environmental and economic systems and timelines.  Read a long-form interview where they discuss their collaboration here.

In addition to analysis, Kate’s team also assembles a glossary of concepts for change.  Although the exhibit is now closed in Aperture Gallery in Chelsea, you can buy the book from Aperture.

See also Kate’s TED talk about oyster-tecture in the Gowanus Canal.

shelf, site / — posted on October 9th, 2012




Pierre Le Hors, the artist that brought the lovely, and currently unobtainable, Firework Studies with Hassala Books, has produced a series of prints as a benefit for Printed Matter. From the Printed Matter description:

The series of images, titled “Patterned Standards,” explore a variety of physical and in-camera manipulations, as Le Hors overlays polka-dotted fabric and photographs with multiple exposures.

The prints, in editions of 25, are available for the time being.

wall / / Pierre Le Hors — posted on October 7th, 2012

Another good really great way to learn more about light transport and how light interacts with surfaces is to Photoshop giant babies into Civil War photographs.

Robert Hodgin’s Eyeo Festival talk was full of Easter eggs. Possibly the most delightful of these was the bit of procrastination that yielded the these pics. His talk was, in many ways, the finest of the 2012 Eyeo Festival and is worth the watch. The babies bit starts around the 9th minute.

Hodgin is the co-creator of the Cinder graphical programming framework. You can read more about him on his site and blog.

Here’s your bonus track. Giant baby.

all images from the talk

screen / / Robert Hodgin — posted on September 12th, 2012

Corinne Silva is a London-based photographer.  Her series “Imported Landscapes” is based on the idea of the movement of the African and Eurasian techtonic plates and the interconnected landscapes that ride on top of them.  She installed a series of photographs from the north Moroccan coast, captionless, onto billboards in southern Spain.

From the arist’s statement: “The billboards are a reminder that landscapes themselves are palimpsests. Each person’s actions directly affect another; these actions and power shifts can be traced in the landscape. The act of placing one landscape inside another – the southern hemisphere into the northern – creates a space to contemplate not only their shared topography but also the complex web of their ongoing connection of trade, mobility and colonization.”

Watch this video of Silva, in which she explains some of the interesting moments during the life of the installation.

We’ve also been mesmerized by her photography of the landscape of Leeds in this film.


site, wall / — posted on August 10th, 2012

photo credit: ruins or books

negative space by mungo thomson. published in 2007 by JRP|Ringier via Christophe Keller Editions. beautiful thing. we picked this up at the Flash Forward photography festival in Boston. but you can and should pick it up at Printed Matter.

photo credit: ruins or books

photo credit: ruins or books

photo credit: ruins or books

photo credit: ruins or books

the mungo thomson site is worth the visit. not only for more negative space imagery as below, but also for the delightful Font Study (TIME) and other books that we look forward to tracking down.

beyond the book the project extends to walls and ceilings and a screen saver. remember screen savers?

image from the mungo thomson site

shelf / / Mungo Thomson — posted on July 19th, 2012

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