Well, in the vein of shameless self promotion, this is an image from a group of photos that I have been working on that to me pose a question about the photographic cliche. Just where does that line fall? I don’t know sometimes – it depends.
Since I’m away from these places now for sometime, the images have become more important to me – perhaps a kind of sentimental transference – who knows.
Village View Farm 1904 [West Central Iowa 2006] by Matt Niebuhr
Untitled [Barn, North elevation, East central Iowa] by Matt Niebuhr
As more time passes, I think these two tap into my own mental “memory image” of what I picture a barn or crib might look like – iconic might be better word to describe them in my opinion. More like an iconic memory. More here at www.mattniebuhr.com