Bernd and Hilla Becher, Spherical Gas Tanks, 1998
“The Bechers are fascinated by the idiosyncratic appearance of each structure. The mass-produced, design-conscious assemblies devised by architects with an eye on appearance do not appeal as much as those with a mindfulness of function. What interests the Bechers are constructions made by engineers whose plans are pragmatic, where function dictates the form, rather than, as is increasingly the case, the other way round. In the words of Bernd: ‘There is a form of architecture that consists in essence of apparatus, that has nothing to do with design, and nothing to do with architecture either. They are engineering constructions with their own aesthetic.’”
I’m reblogging this from a long time ago because I really love their photography and I like the idea of function dictating form. It’s a type of aesthetic that isn’t consciously planned to please or interest anyone. The function of the building or structure creates it’s own look and I don’t know why but that really fascinates me. These people have caught this on film in these wonderful collections. I’ve always loved taking photos of buildings so when I came across them and read what they were about I just wanted to go dancing in the streets.
This guy is my true love, here’s the moment it happened. He was so still, I think he loved my camera, he kept posing for me.
glitch (if you visit my actual page, you can see the gif in the actual milliseconds, for some reason it looks like it’s going too slow on the dash)
I miss that little town in Washington for these reasons. Lovely walks of solitude with my camera in forgotten places
“A Study of Hands Upon Awakening,” by Lark Porcenat