Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Industrial Sublime

I'm feeling generous (I've just been up to the Almeida Theatre in Islington, London with my son to see a brilliant production of Measure For Measure) and in the mood to point you at other people's websites. If you have any taste for the photography of the industrial sublime, you must check out the work of Jamey Stillings, on show at the Photo-Eye gallery. Simply stunning.

Meanwhile, here's a coat rack.


Dave Leeke said...

Jesus, I don't think I'll ever take another photo after looking at Jamey Stillngs' work.

Perhaps James Cameron could offer him some work on his next film -it's so other-worldly that it doesn't look like the bit of the US that I visited.


Mike C. said...

There's a lot of good work in the Photo-Eye galleries. People of the calibre of Keith Carter and Raymond Meeks show there, so it's well worth checking out.

I won't mention the book-selling aspect of Photo-Eye as, like the House of the Rising Sun, it's been the ruin of many a poor boy (and, Lord, I know I'm one).

Don't despair, Dave -- the great thing about photography is that it's a house of many rooms, and the Gobsmacking Sublime is only one of them. What makes Jamey's work astonishing is not only its sheer quality (we're talking large format cameras here) but the effort and creativity he's put into seeing something which is astonishing in its own right from fresh angles (literally and figuratively). But we can all aspire to that.


Kent Wiley said...

FYI, the statement on the Photo-Eye site from Stillings says he starts with digital captures using Canon bodies.

Mike C. said...


Thanks, you're quite right, I stand corrected. I wonder if he stitches multiple images to enhance the overall resolution, as well as compositing for HDR purposes? The end result seems to have such an obvious "large format" look and feel (it exceeds anything I've ever seen from a DSLR), that I simply assumed that's what it was.


Kent Wiley said...

Probably so, since he's working with rather...ahem...inanimate subjects.