Lee Friedlander: America By Car

Lee Friedlander went looking for America by car – but unlike other photographers he chose to shoot it through his windscreen, producing a set of strange and powerful images of the varied US landscape.

Lee Friedlander’s exhibition America By Car & The New Cars 1964, is at Timothy Taylor Gallery until 1 October.

The frame of the car window provides a constant in the photographs of vastly different American landscapes. Here, we can also see a reflection of someone in the car, looking out

Reflections from the car’s mirrors add to the complex composition of some of the photographs.

Sometimes the lines, angles and reflections can be perplexing, in this case reflecting the chaos of the city.

Photographs: Lee Friedlander, courtesy Frankel Gallery, San Francisco

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2 Responses to “Lee Friedlander: America By Car”

  1. I love how Friedlander shot through his windshield, framing his quintessential American shots as he saw them, from his car…fabulous texture.

  2. Thanks for commenting Tess … these are remarkable striking photographs … the more you look, the more there is to see … and I must seek out more of Friedlander’s work …

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