Joachim Brohm was one of the first photographers in Europe to take pictures exclusively in colour and rose to prominence in the early 1980s. His work explored the everyday cultural landscape through the new possibilities provided by colour photography. This collection, Typology 1979, is one of his very earliest series, and depicts 35 allotment sheds from the Ruhr valley region of Germany. Almost painterly in style, the images are an inventory of the everyday, things such as garden structures and human activity. Influenced by the great American photographers such as William Eggleston and Robert Adams, he also looked to his German contemporaries, Bernd and Hilla Becher, whose ‘typologies’ are heralded in the collection’s title. Thanks again to MACK (London).
104 pages, 24 cm x 26 cm, hardcover, MACK (London).