I failed to post a month ago when Greater Atlanta arrived. I now see it on the Best of '09 lists put together by Alec and 5B4. Steinmetz' trilogy is now complete and the constituent parts create a sum of beauty.
LACMA has made a Google map identifying or approximating the locations of the photographs in their New Topographics exhibit. It is an opportunity to revisit the sites and discover/re-discover their visual message as well as the change that 30 years has wrought since the work is tied to time as much as place.
Ok, now bear with me. Last week I received an email from The Impossible Project updating their status and announcing a call for submissions for an Impossible Billboard in Times Square. Last night I was in another part of the house and heard a crash accompanied by a very odd noise that I didn't immediately identify. I looked from room to room hoping to discover what had fallen and couldn't see anything out of place. I decided to check the hall closet and found that an old SX70 had fallen from a shelf and in the process fired the shutter. I had no idea there was still film in the camera and don't know what made it shift and fall on its own. Of the 4 remaining exposures I now have one of a dark closet taken by the camera itself.
The basis of the entire project is Edward Land's statement "Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible". I think I'll make a scan and send it in.
(I am not addressing finding the ShakeIt Photo app on Saturday to make it an all Polaroid weekend)
For the last week or two I seem to be living in an Amy Stein photograph. The fox was in the back yard and the turkeys came to the feeder that normally hosts squirrels and Blue Jays in the front a few days later.Highly unusual.It would seem the "passage and barrier between domesticated space and the wild" has gotten closer.