2021 AWARDS - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Shenzhen Media Group No.1, Shenzhen, China, 2015 - Austin Irving

NOT A EXIT

LocationLos Angeles, United States
StudioAustin Irving

In this series of dead end doors and hallways, NOT AN EXIT examines nondescript interiors, transforming them into studies on the architecture—spatial and psychological—of confinement, straddling the boundary of absurdist and unsettling. Both banal and bizarre, the Kafkaesque quirks and the illusionistic geometry of these locations draw the eye deep into the picture, only to be thwarted in its progress through the space. We are going somewhere and yet — there seems to be no way out. All images in this series were made with a Toyo Field camera on location on 4x5 color negative.