Over the course of half a century, the American photographer Ezra Stoller documented the architecture of his country with the precision of a specialist in scale models. He frames the objects and buildings with the same acuity, playing with the lines and lighting, defying the rules of the third dimension. The background and foreground have magically merged; depth of field has ceased to exist in this world, flat as the earth before we discovered its curvature. Stoller’s maquette-like photographs don’t require modern retouching techniques. They share something immutable that can only be handled with subtlety: the mathematics of the image.
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