Thursday, November 8, 2007

An Image A Week: Adam Bartos

The work of Adam Bartos, although obviously influenced by the photographs of William Eggleston, Stephen Shore and Joel Meyerwitz, possesses its own unique interpretation and use of the American vernacular. Taken in the 1970's, the photographs from Los Angeles explore the unexceptional and commonplace neighborhoods of a city known for its sprawling network of streets and back alleys. This is predominantly where Bartos has photographed, focusing his camera on parked cars, driveways, highway overpasses and telephone poles. By paying close attention to the minutia of the American landscape, Bartos has joined the prestigious list of photographers whose iconic depictions of America have transformed the mundane into the monumental.

Image © Adam Bartos