leave the room

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Desert Street 2006

Analogue C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper 
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on a label
35 x 47 cm
Edition of 15 + 2 AP

This work is a characteristic and avid example of the photographs Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs made during their series of trips between 2005 and 2009, when they photographed the clichés of the American road trip: desert landscapes, tract houses, funny signs, motel rooms, and the road itself. The photographs, including this work: Desert Street, 2006, were joined in The Great Unreal, a photobook that has been published in 2009.

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs became acquainted during their studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zürich University of the Arts). Typical of their oeuvre is the interplay with the two-dimensional character of photography. They carefully construct their photos as sculptors do, moulding them until the final result is perfect– often paired with a subtle feeling for humour. This playful approach was developed during their studies, in reaction to the influential but strict and rigid documentary style of the Düsseldorf School of Photography.

Many of Onorato & Krebs' projects reflect their vast knowledge of photography and photo history. Their big breakthrough followed the publication of the book The Great Unreal (2009), in which they mixed the cliché of the great American landscape with the way in which countless photographers have depicted it. Onorato & Krebs also took the nearly obligatory American road trip, but ended with a commentary on fact and fiction in photography that was both intelligent and absurdist.

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

T. +31 (020) 5516500
E. [email protected]

€980,00 Incl. tax
Foam uses cookies to enhance your online experience. Read our Cookie Policy. Manage cookies