Chapter 47. Re-Designed: War Zone
Nothing very profound or philosophical. This is just a study in studium. I was doing a casual study of a carpark, while waiting to pick someone up. But as I took the pictures, it came to me how many of the images, esp of the construction around the carpark, looked like the images a photojournalist might collect if he were on an assignment to photograph a war zone. There were canons, maps, soldiers building something, snipers on the roof, places from which to shoot, armoured vehicles, shelled buildings, bullet holes, trails of blood splatter, spikes to keep enemies out, fortresses to keep oneself safe, etc.
I suppose this project or composition, which I have titled, “War Zone” is my weak attempt at a witty re-interpretation of what are images of the carpark and the surrounding construction, a kind of eutrepelian (I hope!) re-Design (c.f. Gunther Kress) of what these images and their semiotic potential could be for being reworked and “reshaped” into something else. Anyway, I had fun. Here it is. I hope you find it fun to look at too.
(Lumix LX5 with Leica Summicron, B/W Film Grain simulation)