Williams, Az © eric de vries 1993

STILL AMERICAN 93-97

Showing a small collection of landscape photographs which were never used in 25 years.
After visiting a group show of New Topographics Movement (The Dusseldorf School) in Amsterdam in May 2018 and being inspired for quite a while by the works of American photographers Lewis Baltz, Robert Adams, Henry Wessel I re-scanned and re-selected the negatives I’ve been taken during several roadtrips in the USA between 1993 and 1997. Goal was to show the man-altered landscapes in some ways, the emptiness in other ways…

 

Death Valley, Ca © eric de vries 1993

 

towards Joshua Tree, Ca © eric de vries 1995

 

West Yellowstone, Mt © eric de vries 1997

 

Badlands, Sd © eric de vries 1997

 

Seligman, Az © eric de vries 1993

 

Pacific Coast, Ca © eric de vries 1993

 

 

woods © eric de vries 1997

 

Kanab, Ut © eric de vries 1995

 

Venice, Ca © eric de vries 1995

June 1993-

"I arrived in Los Angeles and picked up my rental car at Alamo, a 4-doors white Pontiac, four years after I decided to quit the job at the photo studio I was working for. Bored with boring commercial studio work. Lost my passion for photography at that time.
I drove off at the Alamo station towards east that early morning in June. Before hitting the 405 and 105 I was pulled over by a woman at the traffic lights. She asked for some money when I rolled down the car window. I gave her a 10 dollar note as I was completely surprised by her action. I still remember her facial hair, blond. The lights went green and I drove off to the intersection. Could have been a hooker, I thought while turning on the radio.
The next 12 days I was driving through California, Arizona and Nevada, shooting with my 35mm Canon. Shooting the American Landscapes, the emptiness, the freedom… something completely different than the studio works I’ve been doing 4 years before..."

 

West Yellowstone, Mt © eric de vries 1997

 

Los Angeles, Ca © eric de vries 1993

 

Subway, Sd © eric de vries 1997

 

Joshua Tree, Ca © eric de vries 1995

 

Bridgeport, Ca © eric de vries 1993

 

New Mexico © eric de vries 1995

 

Fraser, Co © eric de vries 1995

 

Nebraska © eric de vries 1995

 

Death Valley, Ca © eric de vries 1993

 

Los Angeles, Ca © eric de vries 1993

 

near Cuba, NM © eric de vries 1995

 

California Highway © eric de vries 1995

 

Los Angeles, Ca © eric de vries 1993

 

California © eric de vries 1993

 

Seligman, Az © eric de vries 1993

 

series

NATURAL (OR SOMETHING REALLY CLOSE)
IN THE SHADOW OF GLORIOUS DAYS
DOMINION
STILL AMERICAN
SELECTED WORKS Vol 2
INTERRUPTION OF COMMON STRUCTURES
THE SHADOWED CORNER
SELECTED WORKS Vol 1
EARLY WORKS 85-90

 


 

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