Many directors have spent their time as photographers (ex. stanley kubrick). Nevertheless I think the photography for a filmmaker is the most important art as inspiration. The study of light, perspective, geometry, composition are the soul of the shot.
Throughout Lynch’s career he has sought out and taken black-and-white pictures of empty and derelict industrial sites in Europe and America. Shot in Berlin, Poland, New York, New Jersey, and England from 1980 to 2000, these 80 black-and-white images depict desolate industrial landscapes without a human soul in sight.
“I’ve always been interested in decay. “I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste.” says David Lynch.
Information: The Factory Photographs will be on show at The Photographers’ Gallery from 17 January 2014 until 30 March 2014.
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
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© David Lynch, An abandoned factory in Los Angeles in 1980.