“I went down there and saw all these little paintings of landscapes, houses, little beautiful scenes. The light on that picture is from reflections of cars going underneath the freeway.
"I never had any profound loyalty to the idea of photography as a medium but simply as the most efficient way of making or recording an image."
39, WEST WALL, SMICOA, 333 MCCORMICK, COSTA MESA © LEWIS BALTZ, IP 39, FROM THE SERIES “NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS, NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA”, 1974; STEIDL Interview (excerpt) with Lewis Baltz Conducted by
“If you wanted to work in the vein of Walker Evans, you could do very well at Yale. But if you didn’t want to do that, you were just –
In the 1970s Lewis Baltz revolutionized fine-art landscape photography with motifs that had previously not been thought worth depicting, such as deserted industrial buildings, suburban housing developments, and devastated peripheries.
Since the late 1960s, US photographer Lewis Baltz has been making images relating to the modern industrial and suburban landscape. He talked to TateShots. Connect to the ASX world! Like
From Park City, Lewis Baltz Landscape and the West – Irony and Critique in New Topographic Photography By Kelly Dennis, Paper Presented at the Forum UNESCO University and Heritage 10th
Albuquerque, New Mexico and NE Artspace Press and Castelli Graphics, 1980 (All images @ Lewis Baltz) ASX CHANNEL: LEWIS BALTZ Connect to the ASX world! Like us on Facebook, follow
@ Lewis Baltz “For me the word ‘photographer’ talks about the means of delivering certain kinds of information, feelings and such. If you’re consistently focused on the means of delivery,
By Jean-Pierre Greff and Elisabeth Milon The photographer Lewis Baltz, originally from California, has spent the past thirty years, mainly in urban and suburban surroundings, bringing out what would otherwise
“Construction Detail, East Wall, Xerox, 1821 Dyer Road, Santa Ana,” 1974 from “The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California.” Gelatin silver print. (Lewis Baltz/Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne) When
“Lewis Baltz: In the Desert” features 29 photographs from the internationally renowned photographer’s series “Nevada” and “Near Reno.” An icon of contemporary photography, Baltz took the black-and-white images of construction
Contacts Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography The main idea of the project is to show the viewer not just photos of the author, but also to listen to