The photographs from the series Ready Made Still Lifes were made in Brooklyn. The author took the motifs literally from the street or residential buildings of the New York (sub)urban area. The depicted buildings share a banal fact: they all have plastic flower arrangements functioning as a decorative element on their windowsills.
The series is composed of many pairs of photographs, placed in contrasting juxtaposition. The smallest photograph of each pair, a drily descriptive photograph made in the simple snapshot technique, represents scenes from daily street life with residential buildings or various shops, while the other is a cut-out of that same motif, a close-up of the detail of artificial flowers on windowsills, still life that, despite being shot with a simple compact camera in the style of the amateur photography, functions as formally stylized, pictorial, decorative, studio-produced.
From the essay Ready Made Still Lifes by Iztok Hotko
Editor: Bojan Radovič
Essay: Iztok Hotko
Size: 30 x 22 cm, 44 pages; Limited edition of 50
Publisher: House of Photography / ArtZine Edition, 2011