Lewis Baltz, 1974
… photography begins with a world that is over-full, and needs to sort out from that world what is meaningful.
— Lewis Baltz
Still having lots of fun with my new camera – testing possibilities, trying to see the world almost as if through somebody else’s lenses. Here is my take on Baltz:
sigrun hodne: Hommage a Lewis Baltz, 2016
Lewis Baltz (1945 – 2014) was one of the most significant figures of the … movement that developed in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Together, the photographers from this movement would expand the definition of landscape photography through their famed exhibition, “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape,” presented in Rochester, N.Y., in 1975. Their imagery presented American landscapes in minimal, stripped-down realities, void of notions found in previous landscape imagery that showed buildings or landscapes as symbols of prosperity or beauty.