Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A City Without Advertising?

Wallpaper Magazine is featuring the work of photographer Gregor Graf, whose latest exhibition, Hidden Town, explores what cities across Europe would look like with all of the advertising and language stripped away.

The result is amazing, and somewhat disorienting. My first thought was that it looks like the Universal Backlot, my second thought was, what would Boston look like or Sunset Blvd.? I found myself trying to imagine the signage that might be there, and have to admit I was forced to look at the captions to tell which city I was looking at.

Wallpaper article that accompanies the work is quite good, give it a read.