Thursday, September 30, 2010

"I bought a photography magazine that taught me how to click the shutter. That was all I needed."

Photo: Oscar Fernando Gomez

Seems Lee Friedlander's not the only guy who can frame a scene using the interior of a car. The 200th issue of Aperture magazine has a nice little feature on Oscar Fernando Gomez, a Mexican wedding photographer and taxi driver who has also effectively employed the technique. While Friedlander's America By Car more fully explores how to use the car's interior architecture to complement that of the outside world, Gomez uses the passenger side window as the frame of choice to immortalize everyday moments into one very effective typology. He may not be as diverse or prolific as Friedlander, but it's amazing how often he's still able to pull it off.

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