Lynn Davis is an American photographer known for her images carefully toned to produce varying shades, from grey to sepia, and usually printed in very large format. After a long-time research in nudes (Bodywork, 1975-1984), started in the 1970s, today she is mostly famous for the depiction of landscapes as well as of modern and ancient buildings. To communicate the status of “monument”, the subjects are usually presented as isolated, occupying most of the surface of the canvas, as in portraiture imagery. The photographs of both landscapes and buildings aims to emphasize the sculptural quality of the monolitic objects. There’s no documentary research nor narrative in Davis’ approach, but a pure attention to the issue of form, revealed through different man-made or natural constructions. Different Davis’ images exhibited one close to the other show an attempt to identify the persistence of form through disparate places and subjects.
All Images © Lynn Davis