Friday, June 29, 2012

Martin John Callanan - Grounds



"Civilisation has evolved a mass of organizations and sub-systems ­ human created ­ that exist to service, preserve, operate and progress society.

One cannot stand outside this system to observe and comment. As a citizen I must engage. Identifying the offices, wanting to know what happens within and why.

Permission is sought, often after lengthy negotiation, to visit buildings closed to the public. Buildings that are fundamental to, if not somewhat discrete from, the everyday. Once granted, permission includes lists of restrictions on what can and cannot be photographed. Omissions habitually include: personnel, security devices, computer terminals, doors, and views from windows. Consequently, the resulting photographs are generally of the entrance hall floors of such buildings as parliaments, government offices and the world headquarters of international banks.”
Martin John Callanan (source: filemagazine)


Martin John Callanan (notes)

Grounds (Berliner Mauer) 2009