Tate Modern – Lewis Baltz

While at Tate Modern I really enjoyed the photographs and display of Lewis Baltz’s work – photographs taken from industrial or city settings which display small details. The photos often appear quite geometrical and flat yet this makes the small inconsistencies of texture, light and shade the more striking – maybe humanizing. The display was also very striking – a large wall with the photod displyed as a regular grid. Highlighting the discrepancy between the regualr format of the photograph and the individual details of each picture.
The disply seemed to form a personal ‘point – of – view’  - an image of an entire scene taken from small details. In this context the square and the grid seem to help us make sense or bring order to disorderly views of the world.

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