Based near Payson, Arizona, William W. Fuller has been photographing American cities with his large format camera for nearly forty years. Fuller has driven across the United States dozens of times. During his travels, he has visited, explored, and photographed Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Miami, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, and Atlanta. In black and white, he compresses cityscapes into layered, graphic compositions.
Although the locations of each picture are not named in the titles, the pictures are not portraits of particular cities: rather than depict their landmark architecture or distinctive skylines, Fuller mines the urban landscape for dynamic compositions of shape, line, form, negative space, light and shadow. This modernist approach to photographing the landscape results in a collection of images that are universally appealing in their clean, crisp and cool elegance.
Photographs by William W. Fuller, introduction by James K. Ballinger, essay by Rebecca Senf.