Old Books

Old Books 2005

photographs mounted on aluminum
36 in x 42 in

This work stems from the photographic exploration of multiple vertical lines, both superposed and juxtaposed, found in an everyday environment. The sequential repetition and the continuous movement of the camera create areas of “silence” between the moving lines. The accumulation of lines and pauses between lines produce a dynamic visual rhythm, creating a music-like pattern. I began these studies by photographing groups of trees in a Japanese forest. More recently, I photograph piles of books, magazines, or files, to which the title refers.