samedi 26 mai 2007

Les photos d'intérieur: où sont les humains ?

Deux questions en fait: pourquoi la majorité des photos d'intérieur ne montrent pas de "vrais gens", et où est ce désordre si caractéristique de l'appropriation de l'espace par les humains ?
Dans son livre The Look of Architecture, Witold Rybczynski aborde ces point à propos des photos d'architecture moderne. Qu'il me soit permis ici d'en citer un paragraphe:

Never is modern architecture photography more misleading than in its portrayal of domestic interiors. Interiors are usually photographed empty or with minimal furnishing, before the owners have had the opportunity to move in and (presumably) defile the purity of the design. But even if the space is occupied, strict conventions prevail: furniture must be line up just so; there must be no distraction, no half-empty tea cups, no crumpled newspapers, no abandoned children's toys. Books on shelves are arranged to create interesting patterns, personal mementy are temporarily banished - everything must be neat. I once observed a photographer's assistant during a photo shoot comb out the fringe of a rug. Such pimping and visual edits set off the architecture to its best advantage. Is also - not incidentally - gives the impression that the designed interior is autonomous and self-contained: in other words, that it is a work of art. Markedly, these photographs never include human figures. People would be the greatest distraction of all.

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