Lee Friedlander – Apples & Olives
The master photographer best known for his extensive, insightful documentation of “the American social landscape” - from jazz musicians to factory hands to New York pedestrians and office workers zoning out at their keyboards - has recently been spending more time looking at the literal, natural landscape.
His monumental 2005 MoMA retrospective showed, for the first time, a new series of landscapes made in the American West, while for 'Olives and Apples', he has looked back over the last decade's work and culled a forest, tree by tree. His doctile subjects, apple trees photographed in New York State and olive trees photography in France, Italy and Spain from 1997-2004, are presented in circumstances ranging from sunny, leafy summer health to glittering winter ice-storm glory.
'Apples and Olives' is an absolutely lovely photobook; sumptuously printed, elegantly designed (with the colorful endpages that Friedlander and designer Katy Homans are known for) and, above all, filled with singulary amazing images.
|Illustrations||with 57 tritone-plates|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||San Francisco, Hasselblad Center Göteborg|