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    Experience of Lewis Baltz?

    Very interested to know of anyone's experience or knowledge of Baltz?

    [Californian, now prof of conceptual photography European Art School, Switz]
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    Thanks for any help.
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    Well, I know of a lot of his work - I think he's a pretty brilliant photographer, and a pretty smart guy. I'm most familiar with his 'industrial parks of irvine' stuff. Any pointed questions?

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    He seems to influence/be influenced by the 'new topography' movement, as with R Adams etc(?)
    I'm not familiar with him. But he seems very accomplished.

    Interested in any general information or experience of him/his work. Industrial parks of irvine looks interesting. Why brilliant to you Sparky?

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    I thought he was doing really remarkable work in the 70s. Very much marching to the beat of his own drum. He WAS the 'new topography' as far as I'm concerned. The work really stands out to me.

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    Thanks.

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    His work on industrial buildings in the Irvine area is remarkable. A few years ago his work was exhibited at the Norton Simon Museum. Digital scans don't do justice to his work. His prints are amazing.
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    I see he's written a book in collaboration with Callahan, Porter, and Adams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmoo
    His work on industrial buildings in the Irvine area is remarkable. A few years ago his work was exhibited at the Norton Simon Museum. Digital scans don't do justice to his work. His prints are amazing.
    It's more the concepts than the prints that I care about. But I do remember reading somewhere back in the early 80s something about his technique. It was really weird. I think he shoots everything on 35mm Tri-X, but developed in something really ODD - like dektol or technidol (yes, i knooowwww those are REALLY different - but it was something just a weird - perhaps it was lith developer...). Does anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky
    It's more the concepts than the prints that I care about.
    I guessed that. Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McCallum
    I guessed that. Why?
    Because for me, his concepts are stronger than his prints. Actually - I've only ever seen his work in books - so maybe the prints would blow me away if I were to see them... but since I've never seen them, it's a moot point to me. Just as an Adams print is.

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