Tilt-Shift Shoot For MattaMass / Cityscape 2xLP (Sepia)
Shoot around my neighborhood with a 24 mm TS-E lens, to create background images for my MattaMass / Cityscape 2xLP released on vinyl.
I've used the tilt instead of the shift to create a ghostly effect, that matches the record cover concept and brings the image closer to the "random precision" you can find on 4x5" film (Polaroid 665 and 55 were my favorite) while keeping the perspective under control.
The record, that is very tense, describes urban pressure and ambivalent artificial places made of concrete, steel and tar where we like to live or that we eventually don't even notice, as we are used to that grey environment, turning us to automated ghosts, or tiny faceless ants in the concrete jungle. The other part of the record explores the fact that we trust underground automated devices like the subway or lifts to carry our souls through this concrete monster.
I still do like concrete and Le Corbusier, don't worry. Love & hate, let's say.
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