Perusing the Old Faithful blog the other day, we came upon these photos from a 2007 series called Familiar by Brad Moore, shot among the post-war architecture of inland California. With a restrained, less-is-more aesthetic and a keen sense of irony, Moore's photos capture the interplay between buildings and plants in the suburban landscape. From his statement:
The following photographs were shot in modest, well-worn, suburban cities in central and inland Southern California. Built in the 1950s and 60s, these cities provided a new home and future to a post-war population.
I have opted to avoid traditional, documentary-style photography; instead I have photographed in primarily static compositions, reflecting change, irony and evolution.
A few of the pictures are up now as part of the Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. It runs until October 9. (Brad Temkin is in the show as well.)
(via Old Faithful Shop)