Following the last two articles on industrial landscapes in South Africa and Yorkshire, the Photographer’s Gallery in London will on the 17th of January open an exhibition on the work of the American photographer David Lynch depicting empty evocative, haunting industrial scenes from Germany, Poland, New York, New Jersey and England; buildings left deserted for nature and time to eat away and take over. A n illustrated book, David Lynch: The Factory Photographs, has also been published to accompany the exhibition.
“I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste.”, says Lynch.
Lynch is an Oscar-winning film best known for his surrealist and dreamlike films including Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, but Lynch also has a fascination with the imagery of derelict and abandoned factories, a theme which he incorporates in his films. This will be his first exhibition in Europe. Lynch uses black and white photography to enhance the shadows and the texture of these decaying buildings from another era.