Friday, January 12, 2007

lee friedlander • at work

i've always loved these pictures of people gazing into their computers by lee friedlander. m.i.t. commissioned him to make this body of work in the 1980s when desktop machines were still hulkingly large and quite novel. the relationship portrayed here between human and computer is so deadpan and great. try to get your hands on friedlander's amazing book at work, published in 2002 by d.a.p. to see more. and peek at which friedlanders the moma has in their collection here.

[all lee friedlander, from a commissioned project for the massachusetts institute of technology, 1985-86.]