One-Way Street

An on-going series based on One-Way Street by Walter Benjamin, takes on a particular sensitivity to the interiorities and exteriorities of the dense cityscape – any cityscape. At the same time, the photographs question and examine how various materials behave in certain environments: How does light and texture interact? What can light reveal about texture? Does texture reveal something about light? The project began in Berlin in 2016, and has since explored the “occluded meanings of everyday things” in New York, Berkeley, Barcelona, Baunei, Paris, and Tokyo.

“One-Way Street is a thoroughfare unlike anything else in literature – by turns exhilarating and bewildering, requiring mental agility and a special kind of urban literacy.” (Harvard University Press)

2016 - present. 35mm.

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