Bernd & Hilla Becher

In addition to  my published posts about light installations and streetart works in abandoned industrial areas of urban cities i would love to share the work of the german photographer team and married couple: Bernd & Hilla Becher. Fascinated by the similar shapes in which certain buildings were designed they dedicated much attention to photographing icons of post-war Germany such as water towers, cooling towers, gas tanks, barns and many more. For over 40 years they have been collecting those different industrial structures in simple black-and-white images, grouping them together in order to illustrate both their similarities of function but the subtle differences in form. The Bechers took their photos as a means to document a disappearing tradition and to record the heritage of an industrial past.

"The idea is to make families of objects"


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