This image is part of a rephotographic project of Lewis Baltz’s The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California. Instead of visiting the sites in person, I have done it via Google Street View. I chose Baltz’s industrial parks project because it was a documentation of lifeless, man-altered landscape. Google Street View has become a common way that individuals explore places they have never been. However, the images they are seeing have been created by a machine, devoid of feeling and response to form–much like Baltz’s detached, deadpan photographs. The rephotographic project’s final output is 6×9 gelatin silver prints, presented in a grid of 51 images (exactly like Baltz’s presentation).
Daniel George is a Savannah, GA based artist and graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently, he divides his time between his schoolwork and teaching introductory black/white and digital photography courses at St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah. He has exhibited work in galleries across the United States and has recently had worked purchased into the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. You can see more of his work on his website.