Waiting for Los Angeles
Photographs by Anthony Hernandez. Text by Allan Sekula.
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2002. 92 pp., 46 color illustrations, 11x11½".
Signed copies available to order!
Anthony Hernandez is a photographer for whom waiting has long been a theme, with his bus stop pictures in the late 1970s, and his fishing shots in the 1980s. Hernandez's vision is both abstract and documentary, and there is a pattern to his work in every sense of that word--whether he is focusing on an empty waiting room, a phone hanging in a booth, or random scribbles etched on a sheet of glass. Hernandez skillfully draws attention to the simple geometric beauty that can be found in even the most utilitarian fence, wall, or window. There is not a soul in sight, but there is a strong sense that someone has been here, and there is enough to grip the attention until they, perhaps, return. With an informed and descriptive essay by photographer, writer and critic Allan Sekula.
About the Ltd Edition
This limited edition of 25 signed and numbered copies comes with an original print (pictured left) in a clamshell box.