Oscar-winning auteur David Lynch brilliantly re-appropriates his brooding, cinematic aesthetic in his first photography book, The Factory Photographs, and his coinciding exhibition at Photographers’ Gallery, curated by Petra Giloy-Hirtz. Fascinated by windswept factories and the dark, enigmatic quality of smokestacks, detached pipes, and the textures of decay, Lynch's denuded black-and-white photographs were shot in various locations including New York, Poland, Germany and England. The images themselves appear forgotten and splintered from time, tinged with the type of surrealism that is often expressed in his most iconic films. Lynch adds, "I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste."
text by Algernon Felice Jr