Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Room with a View- Andrew Hetherington

Recently received Andrew Hetherington's book A Room with a View and it's quite the small delight! The book consists (as the title suggests) of shots of hotel room interiors, directly alongside their corresponding outdoor vistas. The best of the indoor shots (and there are many) consist of minimalist compositions with striking graphic designs and bold color patterns. I've tried doing these myself, and although square format's a definite advantage, they're still not as easy as he makes seem. The end results have a playful, but formal quality about them; some of the photographs reminiscent of Diane Keaton's Reservations, others of Zoe Crosher's Out The Window (LAX).

The outdoor views are (as can be expected) more hit and miss- frankly, it's amazing he can turn as many as he does into interesting landscapes when limited by such fixed vantage points. Meanwhile, it's good to know that the project continues- I hope I get to see the original prints hanging somewhere someday...

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