Monday, May 25, 2009

Habitat Machines

These are some stunning architecture, but after taking a closer observation, you will recognize pieces from a waffle maker, a stapler, or anything vintage. David Trautrimas calls himself, "an obsessed junk hunter."  He claims to have lugged a 300lbs vintage refrigerator up a century old basement stairs. When not scouring Ebay or Craigslist, you will find him at flea markets, yard sales, junk yards and even neighborhood garbage, looking for the best pieces to take apart for his artwork.  Each objects and landscapes are photographed and composited digitally.  Other details, such as windows, trees, fences, are added from hundreds of images which he had collected from photographing numerous location.

David's inspiration is Bernd & Hilla Becher, known for their photographic images of the disappearing German industrial buildings. He quoted for New York Times, "What Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid are doing on a commercial scale would be so cool if it was happening residentially."