Joseph O. Holmes
The photographs of Joseph O. Holmes show atmospheres that are related to sites, situations or personalities, preferably from the peripheries of New York’s everyday living and working. They compress time, space and context and seem to be decipherable along the shown details. Narrative and iconographic qualities of the image interiors combine to create photographs that describe the past as an asset of the present.
LichtRouten-Project: The Booth
For “The Booth – The Last Days of Film Projection” Joseph O. Holmes started in 2012 an open series about projectionists and screening rooms, mainly in New York. During LichtRouten he presents a selection of 35 works which broach the issue of film projection technology, work spaces and technicians. The portraits show how equipment and materials, facilities, working conditions and personalities from unique alliances which are part of the history of cinema and become the exception in the present.
LichtRouten-Site: Pavilion 2, Bahnhofsallee 14
The row of shops at the station was opened in 1952 and had space for six businesses. The first retailers were all displaced persons from Silesia who started successfully new businesses in Luedenscheid. Since in 1998 the demolition was announced, half of the shops have been closed.