Peter Lippmann is an American-born photographer who has worked in Paris for over 25 years. He specializes in still life, advertising, magazine work, food, and trompe l’oeil. This work, Paradise Parking, offers ‘a poetic look at the relationship between the creations of man and mother nature’.
THERE are precious few real estate secrets in the United States. Web sites have turned nearly every neighborhood into a big open-house, with slide shows, video tours and price histories, while celebrities, from A-listers to D-listers, regularly open their doors to TV cameras and magazine photographers.
But here in Mexico, only vacation properties receive such treatment. The homes where well-heeled Mexicans actually live are usually surrounded by gates or walls that guard residents’ privacy and protect against intruders. And none are more hidden than the homes owned by the country’s drug lords.
Frédéric Delangle is a conceptual photographer who lives and works in Rueil-Malmaison, France. His series, Pourri, meaning ‘rotten’ in English, looks at the process of decay through composting. He is represented by FFP/Florence Faisan Production in Paris.
The hill in question — in Lincoln Park in Chicago, overlooking Lake Michigan — is not very big, and didn’t occur naturally. It was born in the 1940s, when a pile of dirt was moved to make room for a tunnel.
When Mr. Octavious first saw the hill, not too far from where he lives in the city, he felt an immediate connection. “When I was little in class and I drew a hill,” he said, “I would draw that shape. That’s the hill in my head.”