Fotografisk Skoles Blog

Andrew Bush – Vector Portraits

Posted in Bøger, Fotografer, Land / USA by fotografiskskole on 24. februar 2010

Man heading south at 73 mph on Interstate 5 near Buttonwillow Drive outside of Bakersfield, California, at 5:36 p.m. on a Tuesday in March 1992

Woman waiting to proceed south at Sunset and Highland boulevards, Los Angeles, at approximately 11:59 a.m. one day in February 1997

Man driving northwest at 60 mph on U.S. Route 101 in the vicinity of Hollywood on a late Sunday afternoon in March 1991

Man going northeast at 71 mph on Interstate 40 outside of Phoenix on a Monday morning in January 1991

Women racing southwest at 41 mph along 26th Street near the Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California, at 1:14 p.m. on a Tuesday in February 1997

Man proceeding southeast at 71 mph on Interstate 280 at Alpine Road, near Stanford University, at 3:21 p.m. on January 21, 1992

Teenagers bopping through light traffic at 51 mph on the Ventura Freeway near Valley Circle Boulevard, Los Angeles, at 3:18 p.m. on March 16, 1997

Andrew Bush har bl.a. lavet serien “Vector Portraits“, der også er blevet udgivet i bogform (sjovt nok med titlen “Drive”):



(De 2 sidste billeder er lånt fra DLK Collections anmeldelse af en tidligere udstilling af serien)

I anmeldelsen har DLK Collection bl.a. følgende beskrivelse af serien:

Andrew Bush’s portraits of people driving their cars along California highways have an almost anthropological feel to them, a study in American car culture and the public and private spaces our cars create for us. With a medium format camera and flash mounted to the passenger side of his car, he made consistent images of anonymous cars and their passengers as they traveled by, often at high speed. Most of the pictures capture the driver side door, the steering wheel, the back wheel, and of course, the driver, mostly staring forward, but often doing something else. Hung together, they create a Becher-like typology of forms, colorful variations from image to image helping to define the essence of the subject: the funky personalities of the people and their cars, the external signs of social classes, and the dated but somehow nostalgic styles.


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