Monday 22 September 2008

Vanishing Points

A slender excuse to show some favourite postcard images where perspective is pushed to breaking point. In these examples we get vast and empty spaces opening up in the foregrounds in the very place we might expect to find a point of interest thus creating a kind of postcard paradox. Postcards are intended to function as carriers of information but here the tyranny of the vanishing point has the effect of banishing anecdotal detail to the margins.

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