Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha has been a big inspiration lately. Ever since I read about him in ‘Chance’ and ‘The genius of photography’ I have fallen in love with his work. What I am referring to in particular is Twenty-six Gasoline Stations (1963), Thirty-four parking lots in Los Angeles (1967), and Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966) What I admire most is his objective style, and the typological nature of the photography.

The titles are blunt and to the point and the photographs are often on the point of being snapshots. The subject matter is completely banal however I found this humorous quality about his work. What makes these works so well known today is the way he presented them. Ruscha has been credited for revolutionising the photo book.

Ed Ruscha
Twenty-six Gasoline Stations
1963

Ed Ruscha
Thirty-four parking lots in Los Angeles
1967

Ed Ruscha
Every Building on the Sunset Strip
1966

Inspired by the ways Rushca displays his photography in book form. I too might design a book for POST in a similar design.

Ruscha

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~ by stuartmatthewsphotography on April 25, 2013.

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