Under the Sun of La by Freddy Perez
Freddy Perez (Author)
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DescriptionIt is barely possible to grasp the scale and vastness of a city like Los Angeles, yet there have been many attempts to capture LA photographically. The freeways, the superficial glamour, and the dreamy, factory-generated images. Exploring this city on foot however, as Freddy Perez did for two years, reveals a very different picture. Under blue skies and blazing sun, this city of dreams and desires turns into an abstract image. Rather than pursuing typologies and specific motives, and without capturing social aspects or spontaneous situations on the streets, Perez presents LA matter-of-factly and crystal clear in glaring daylight. Sun, shade, light, and colors alone determine the composition. Thus, the various elements in the rectangle of the viewfinder-sky, architecture, cars, letterings, and plants-interlock to form a two-dimensional image where foreground and background merge in a non-hierarchical way. Freddy Perez moves through the city and, through the viewfinder of his camera, finds pictorial compositions that are captivating in their clarity and abstractness.
Snoeck Publishing Company
February 03, 2020
8.5 X 11.5 X 0.4 inches | 1.8 pounds
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About the Author
Marius Lüscher, also known as Freddy Perez, spent more than two years in Los Angeles developing his abstract painting. On his walks through the city, he encountered and consequently photographed unexpected urban situations that inspired his notions of abstraction. He created several -thousand photographs, which he now publishes under the pseudonym Freddy Perez.