Tuesday, September 7, 2010

John Divola

After printing my image of the plastic lawn chairs, Divola's series on chairs drew my eye immediately. The use of vignetting gives the light a soft quality. Because Divola chose to turn off the two wall lamps and use two obscure light sources on the ceiling, the over all feel is of a mysterious and surreal setting. The way the chare was placed with its back to the camera gives the impression that we are looking in on something that does not include the viewer. The textural quality of the walls and inclusive depth of field as well are characteristics of the entire series, giving them all their subtly classic feel.

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