" For Your Consideration : Los Angeles as cinematic mirage.
Like no other city in the world, Los Angeles encourages the observer to play with illusions. At every street corner, one wonders if one is still in ordinary life, has stepped onto a movie set or entered a heat-induced mirage. Gianluca Galtrucco discovers comedic and dramatic images throughout LA and its region that blur the boundary between reality and artifice.
Wandering as far afield as Nevada and Mexico, Los Angeles-based Italian photographer Gianluca Galtrucco discovers comedic and dramatic images throughout L.A. and its region that blur the boundary between reality and artifice. Indeed, it is not clear in which of his pictures Galtrucco has created dream tableaux and in which he has simply carried existing situations to extremes. Sometimes the titles provide the key ; other times they only enhance the disorientation. Many of the words and names allude to the world of cinema, underscoring how thoroughly Los Angeles has been shaped by its best known industry - and how much movies shape our view of the city in turn.
As much showman as lensman, Galtrucco urges us to suspend disbelief and to trust his imagery. That way, everything can fall into place. "
Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 2017, 30.5 x 29 cm, cartonnage, jaquette illustrée, 108 pages.
librairie couleur du temps, hatje cantz, galtrucco, galtruco, galtroucco, galtrouco, los angeles, californie,