Something about the size of Jeff Wall's photos makes them very engaging, like sculpture they relate to us on a physical level as well as visually. We were in Sydney briefly two weekends ago and I caught a show of Jeff Wall's work at the MCA. The majority of Jeff Wall's huge photos are staged to the very last detail: sometimes they are like opening a familiar door and finding a room you didn't know existed. Others are like paintings - one in particular, "A Sudden Gust of Wind" pays homage to a Hokusai painting. The show at the MCA has closed now, but you can see his work at the following link: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2007/jeffwall/
Driving to the airport the next day I came across this building on the Princes Highway. It was about 5pm, the warm twilight, deco building, peeling paint and posters seemed to sum up a lot of what I like about Sydney. This is not the sort of scene you get to see very often - living on the North Coast.
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