Friday, May 4, 2012

Photo: Epic

The DB Schenker warehouse in Berlin, Germany by Christian Stoll

The photography series "Epic" by Christian Stoll includes a sequence of spaces that have one thing in common: they are immense. These spaces may not have been designed using perpective renderings, but they are are engineered or urban planned to stunning effect, even if it’s accidental. These are vantage points that we aren’t used to seeing, even though the spaces facilitate or support processes ubiquitous to our daily lives. These are pictures of the staggering engineering that allows things happen quietly: an order ships, a file downloads, and the only time they occur to us is when something goes wrong. Even though thinking about a processing facility or bank of escalators may not sound too exciting, even quotidian spaces, from a particular vantage point, can be epic.

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