04 February 2016 // Sanne Schrijver //Amersfoort
For almost 50 years, Robert Adams has photographed the American west. The suburbanization of Denver, a changing Los Angeles of the 1970s and 1980s, it’s prairies, skies and rivers, it’s creeping suburbs, highways and malls, finding there a fragile beauty. His vision is inspired by his joy in nature’s inherent beauty. Adams uses photography to express his love for the landscape and to understand how urban and industrial growth have changed it. “The New West” is a series of black and white images photographed in the suburbs of Colorado Springs and the Denver area. Adams focalizes on construction of tract, mobile homes, shopping centers and urban communities. The images are objective and direct, rendered in his signature middle-gray scale, landscapes washed in the intense Colorado sunlight.