John Divola – Isolated Houses
John Divola is an american landscape photographer who describes his work as exploring the landscape by looking for the edge between the abstract and the specific. In the study Isolated Houses, first published by Nazraeli in 2000, Divola photographed isolated structures in the desert of southern California. Here, 150 miles outside of Los Angeles, the built environment thins to a smattering of rudimentary structures, small cubes at the edge of the plane of the desert. Each image is as much about the surrounding landscape and terrain as the building itself; in many images the house is captured from such a distance that they can almost be hard to spot. No information is given on the structures, each is identified only by a geographical co-ordinate.