Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Alcatraz - Five Hours On The Rock

File Magazine... Alcatraz - Five Hours On The Rock. "...Alcatraz - Five Hours On The Rock is a set of toy camera images of the famed island's federal penitentiary by photographer Robert Vizzini. Robert describes the impetus for his project: 'Growing up, prison pictures and gangster films made a big impression on me. It was Bogart, Cagney, Raft in the moral dramas that portrayed life behind the walls and what got you there. Fortresses populated by guards and inmates - cauldrons of fear and hatred.' Robert's decision to use a Diana and black and white film is inspired: the resulting images compliment the subject perfectly. Dark, moody, even creepy - these images capture the bleak beauty of the prison whose reputation is as notorious as the men who were imprisoned within its walls."


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