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news | FWY - a city portrait of Los Angeles' complex existence between light and shadows photographed by David Black c/o Giant Artists, appearing at HAT & BEARD PRESS

Hat & Beard Press presents after David Black’s successful book CERRO GORDO (which appeared in 2017) in Fall FWY – a surreal portrait of people stranded in an endless traffic jam.

In the announcement from the publisher : "In FWY, Black expands his investigation of Los Angeles’ complex existence between light and dark and its role in our modern mythology. Stylistically, Black pays homage to Los Angeles urban theorists, disaster genre films of the 1980s, and the daily secular communion all Angelenos share.Black portrays the striated landscape of Los Angeles as an energy vortex; imag-ining the freeways as the central circulatory system through which the city’s energy flows. Joan Didion famously described what happens to participants of the city’s freeways, “The mind goes clean. The rhythm takes over. A distortion of time occurs, the same distortion that characterizes the instant before an accident.” The drivers and passengers in Black’s photographs stand hypnotically on bright steel...

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