I came across an exhibition announcement via Artdaily.org presenting the work of Henry Wessel – a “bay area” photographer whose work will be featured through April 22, 2007, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Artdaily.org
Real Estate Photograph No. 908614
Chromogenic print, ed. of 7
27 5/8 x 40 3/8 in. framed
The Real Estate photos are a particularly interesting typology to me – they appear to be “any-place” and “no-where” with very specific and quirky details of porches, the oddities, are what begin to hint at a house in transition of ownership – rather than a home that is lived in. Empty, apparently, waiting for a new life to begin.
Wessel’s work (style) seems to remind me of work from Robert Adams and perhaps Lee Friedlander (I’m thinking of: Sticks And Stones: Architectural America).
…”focus on the peculiarity of everyday events. “