“I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others–young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.”
- The Great Gatsby
Philip Lorca diCorcia is the Edward Hopper of photograpy. Whether its for fashion, travel, or advertising, his photographs have the same unmistakable stamp. Like Hopper, diCorcia’s work is thick with psychological depth- it is all about the weight of the individual.
It doesn’t matter how much activity is happening in the frame, there is always one figure that stands out- the one whose narrative we are meant to follow. Both artists seem fascinated by a modern sense of isolation and loneliness- created by architectural and now, technological boundaries.
I love comparing these artists, one who peaked during the great depression and another who peaked during the great recession, because they retain similiar world views despite a century or seperation.
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