Thirtyfour Parkinglots (book)
This self-published booklet is the first in a series of limited edition books dealing with photography in the age of Google image search. This one is homage to Ed Ruscha’s ‘Thirtyfour Parking Lots‘ originally published in 1967.
The original book contains 34 areal views of empty parking lots taken by areal photographer Art Alanis. The aerials were taken during a one-and-a-half-hour shoot on a Sunday morning, when the lots were empty resulting in a survey of the Los Angeles urban landscape of the late sixties.
Ruscha included a detailed address for all but one parking lot, the only text that accompanied the pictures, thus the book became a roadmap to revisit the original places, transforming the original book into a programmatic device for my project ‘Thirtyfour Parking Lots on Google Earth’.
Copies of the book are available here.
A limited edition (100, numbered & signed) of the book, including an original print (8×10 in) is available on request.