Jeff Busby – Amplification
The great thing about doing this blog is that it makes me delve in to my archive of books. In doing so, I pulled out this book by the Australian photographer Jeff Busby that I got a few years ago. Busby has, for a number of years, worked closely with BalletLab. This collaboration formed the jumping off point for his series of photographs entitled Amplification, which shares its name with BalletLab’s show examining the notions of a car crash. In this book, Busby shows images of crashed cars in almost forensic detail. The wrecked carcasses of the car fill the frame so it is left to the viewer to decide how these cars came to be in such a state, are they from a wreckers yard or were they involved in a fatal crash? The absence of any trace of human contact gives them an eerie tone.
The book itself, published by 3 Deep, is produced using heavy stock, super glossy paper that crackles as you pull the pages apart, almost reflecting the sound of a car window smashing.