KEN SCHLES The Geometry of Innocence
Edited by Thomas Zander & Markus Schaden.
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin.
Text by Ken Schles
128 pages, 208 illustrations
With his photographs, the American photographer Schles approaches the omnipresence of social structures, which - pushed by the flood of media images - are undergoing permanent, almost frantic change. In a veritable visual roller coaster he sends his viewers onto city streets, playgrounds, into pubs and bars, puts them into a police helicopter and takes them to death row, hospital rooms and police interventions. There is no "story", only a breathless sequence of pictures condensed into thematic clusters - a highly intense visual experience soon holding the viewer spell-bound.