Joachim Brohm’s “Ohio” looks at the suburbs with brand new eyes. Coming from Germany Brohm was distanced enough to depict the banality, absurdity, and design of marginal spaces of the state with particular clarity. He shows everything from car models and housing to strange fires and deserted streets. The images bring new life to the highly covered territory of suburbia by portraying it in an innovative and comprehensive style; seeing a place through the eyes of someone from a different nation is always intriguing and Brohm successfully tells the viewer new realizations about the banality of the suburbs.
text written by Cole Tracy