Greenpoint, October, 2015

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Rise of the Roadie

Couple in Convertible, Los Angeles (1964)
I caught the last day of the Garry Winogrand retrospective at the Met. Cars appear often, however, as in the photograph above. More interesting, to me, are those taken from behind the wheel--or seeming to have been done so.
Albuquerque (1957)
This shot  feels as if it's taken through the driver's-side or passenger-side window (rolled down) from a car pulled over momentarily at the driveway's end.
Wyoming (1964)
A bit later, we have a full-on "roadie," sun streaks on the windshield and all. Winogrand shoots and steers as a creature of some sort crosses the road.
Los Angeles (1980-83)
The perspective in this L.A. photograph from the early 80s is more puzzling. Is the photographer rushing into the street to capture the horrific image of a woman lying by the curb? Or is he passing by, like the Porsche in front?

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