Monday, March 23, 2009

Peter Bialobrzeski: Case Study Homes

Peter Bialobrzeski: Case Study Homes at L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht in Frankfurt. "...Peter Bialobrzeski shot the Case Study Homes series at the Baseco compound (Bataan Shipyard Corporation Compound), a squatter camp located at the mouth of the River Pasig near the Port of Manila, in February 2008. This neighborhood, 300 ha of unsafe, unstable subsoil of a former dump site, is home to an estimated 70,000 people. Around 45 per cent of the more than 11 million inhabitants of Greater Manila currently live in such squatter camps and slums. The pictures of this photographic investigation follow a strict composition. The self-made shacks of old slats and posts, covers, roofing cardboard, corrugated metal and all kinds of cloth fill out each picture in its entirety, like in a portrait. In many cases the photographer chose a slanted front view, displaying both the front and one side wall of the house. Pure front perspectives are rare, as are two or more buildings in one picture. The soft natural light of the clouded sky makes for even lighting, without stark light and shadow contrasts." More Works by Peter Bialobrzeski at his personal site.


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