Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Venice in London

There is quite a haunting exhibition on at the Hamiltons Gallery (till 25. 2. 2012) in London. 'Venice in Solitude' by Christopher Thomas shows the city devoid of people - beautifully shot in black and white, the photographs remind one of another area, another time.

I do think a city does take on a totally different kind of persona once the people have gone and is more than just a collection of buildings.
One can contemplate whether any city is there for its people, representation, inspiration or better be left alone but this could take us quickly enough into the realm of modern architecture and city planning and away from the magic of Venice.

If you cannot make it to the exhibition, Prestel Publishers is releasing the accompanying book with 75 photos and text by the German poet Albert Ostermaier.

found here

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