David Lynch: The Factory Photographs


David Lynch: Untitled (England), late 1980s to early 1990s.

Exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, until 30 March.
"I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste." Thus spoke David Lynch. Anyone familiar with Lynch’s enigmatic visual language will identify similarities between this series of photographs and his iconic films. Featuring the black and white interiors and exteriors of industrial structures, the exhibition exudes his unique cinematic style through dark and brooding images. Shot in various locations, including Germany, Poland, New York, New Jersey and England, the works depict the labyrinthine passages, detritus and decay of these man-made structures – the haunting cathedrals of a bygone industrial era slowly being taken over by nature.