April 14, 2012

martin john callanan: looking down


excerpts from 'grounds' - an ongoing series of photographs of the ground in locations important to society, 2003-12
(archive currently holds over 2000 locations worldwide)



clerkenwell, london, united kingdom






city hall, london, united kingdom






museum of london, city of london, united kingdom






riga international airport, riga, latvia






doha international airport, doha, qatar






salisbury road, tsim sha tsui (W), hong kong






hong kong international airport, hong kong






monument for soviet troops, who liberated soviet latvia and riga from the german fascists, usvaras parks, riga, latvia






caugava, riga, latvia






ulica tolminskih puntarjev, nova gorica, slovenia






flughafen berlin-tempelhof, berlin, germany






bauhaus-archiv, berlin, germany






mauerbrunnen, invalidenpark, berlin, germany






cahill center for astronomy and astrophysics, pasadena, usa






orchid nursery, hawaii, usa






merzouga, morocco






palma, illes balears, spain






oslo opera house, oslo, norway

permission is sought, often after lengthy negotiation, to visit buildings closed to the public. buildings that are fundamental to, if not somewhat discrete from, the everyday. once granted, permission includes lists of restrictions on what can and cannot be photographed. omissions habitually include: personnel, security devices, computer terminals, doors, and views from windows. consequently, the resulting photographs are generally of the entrance hall floors; of such buildings as parliaments, government offices and the world headquarters of international banks.

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