The Factory Photographs
Filled with dreamlike and eerie images, this first book of photographs from the director David Lynch offers a window into the iconic filmmaker’s creative vision.
Anyone familiar with David Lynch’s cinematic achievement will identify similarities between this series of photographs and his most powerful films. Dark and beautiful, mystical and enigmatic, these photos reveal Lynch’s unique style. The exterior and New York, England, and other locations are filled with Lynchian characteristics: labyrinthine passages, decaying walls, industrial waste, and detritus. Devoid of nature, the dying, manmade structures are actually being overtaken by nature’s innate power. They are haunting cathedrals of a bygone industrial era—the perfect setting for a David Lynch film, and a revealing addition to his unique and fascinating oeuvre.
Petra Giloy-Hirtz, former associate professor in medieval German literature, is a curator and author based in Munich; recent exhibitions and publications include Julian Schnabel: Polaroids, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album and David Lynch: The Factory Photographs.