Shore, S. (2011). Forma e Pressão
“I made this photograph at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles on June 21st in 1975. I was beginning a commission from the great architect, Robert Venturi, to explore the contemporary American landscape. I was drawn to this scene because it seemed to be such a quintessential Los Angeles experience: the gas stations, the jumble, the signage, the space. I was also, for my own personal reasons, exploring visual structure. For the previous two years, since I had been using a large format camera, questions would arise, seemingly on their own. They were questions about how the world I wanted to photograph could translate into an image. They were, essentially, questions about structure.
For about a year, my work had been moving toward greater structural complexity. Look at this picture made a year before the Los Angeles image:
Both of these pictures happen to be based on one-point perspective, with the vanishing point in the center of the image. The Los Angeles image is much denser; there is more information to organize. I was also interested in how the frame of the picture forms a line that all the visual elements of the picture relate to. It is the image’s proscenium, as it were”. | Read and download full article