Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lewis Baltz

We've been talking a lot lately about photographer Lewis Baltz in my Contemporary Directions and Practices in Photography class, taught by the awesome Nate Larson. Baltz was one of the New Topographics photographers back in the 70s. In class most of the opinions on his work is that its boring and that its been done before. I disagree. I really like these images. I can't really give you a solid reason why; their quality is a less than perfect and the subject matter is terribly mundane, however I love these photos. Maybe its the dead straight view of each or the simpleness that draws me in. Either way, I felt he was worth sharing.

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