Interfsce

Industrial Inspiration

Posted on: August 4, 2008

“SZ: Why was your husband not interested in such photos?
HB: He rejected them because he was not interested in taking them. Actually, he was never interested in photography.

SZ: That is an unusual statement about a man who spent his whole life on it.
HB: Originally, Bernd did sketches. In the beginning, he sketched industrial landscapes. But he never managed to finish his work, because he was so precise. Often the object was demolished right in front of his eyes, back then heavy industry in the Siegerland was being abandoned for good. The demolishing, the decay happened faster than he could sketch it.”

The Bechers, a couple best known for their “typologies”.

Interesting interview on their motivation and view of their works.

Mr Becher’s obituary

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