Oblivion by David Maisel. First edition (2006). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
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“The term ‘shadowland’ that Maisel uses when discussing the Oblivion photographs is appropriate. When you cast a shadow on a fact, you create doubt. When you shadow someone, you follow them invisibly. Shadowland is what the military calls those blacked-out areas where they wish to operate unseen, whether they are testing an experimental aircraft or interrogating people beyond lawful means. It is a land of spies and spooks, a place where ghosts live, and what Los Angeles looks like in Oblivion. The city is almost recognizable in Maisel’s negative prints and yet not quite, as if we are seeing both more of what we know and less.”
From the introduction by William L. Fox: “The 15 aerial photographs of Los Angeles that make up Oblivion are distressingly beautiful, their post-apocalyptic feeling enhanced by reversed-out tones. Maisel shares with us his ‘shadowland,’ a place previously unobserved that coexists with its sunstruck version.”
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