This morning I got a mil from and Andrew telling me about the work of Warren Kirk, he reckoned I would like it seeing as I like Stephen Shore. Andrew, you were not wrong. This type of documentative photography is one of my favourite styles. I myself love taking photos just like these, I used to take a hell of a lot back in the day when my camera used to be pretty much attached to my hand, my iphone has kind of changed that, which I’m pretty bummed about.
Anyway check out the work of Warren Kirk who calls himself a ‘Westographer’, he’s really good and he has shot a lot. Below is just a selection I made, the rest can be seen on his flickr account.
– As Warren Kirk shoots and shoots Melbourne’s western suburbs his Westographer work forms in to loose and low-key typologies. Concrete lawn animals, vintage cars parked in front of houses of matching eras, distinct periods of acquirement followed by stasis, the clumsy signage of small home businesses, topiary, cars cloaked in silvery covers, people posing at their fences and in their kitchens, dated yet carefully maintained interiors, boarded up shops and faded hand-painted signs. This is not a taxonomy of nostalgia so much as time travel at normal pace; the new evolved to vintage in-situ.