My Favorite Dirt Piles (Apologies to Robert Kinmont)

Martin Ransby

 

In the late 1960s the American conceptual artist Robert Kinmont made a series of work called My Favorite Dirt Roads. The series consists of 17 B/W photographs of dirt roads all taken in the desert of California. Kinmont has stated that the dirt roads in the photographs all lead to places he had a personal relationship to and explored as a teenager - all close to his home.

 

Almost five decades later I have made a series of photographs, that copies Kinmont’s title and, to a certain extent, his concept. But instead of dirt roads the photographs in my series depict dirt piles taken at construction sites in Ørestad, Copenhagen - close to my home. And unlike Kinmont my series is less optimistic and the motive is almost the negative of his; an obstacle of dirt in the center of the picture blocking for any further entrance.

- Martin Ransby

 

140 x 210 mm

19 photographs

40 pages

BW laser print

saddle stitch binding

Published February 2018

ISBN 978-87-997693-7-7

 

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