“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.
“No, Anthony Hernandez’ sober look at his hometown reminds us that Los Angeles is not the most photographed city in the world, but rather, one of the most culturally, economically
“My work in the landscape is ultimately about human culture, not about nature. I always think of landscape as historical, or historicized; as not existing outside of history.”
"In my opinion, the devastating confusion that capitalism wreaks upon the coherence of memory and history renders almost all imagery, and in particular, photography, as bearer of the uncanny."
"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
“One of the things that helps me with doing a book is getting a title at some point that lets me understand its content. I mean basically, that [points to