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Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Indecisive Moment

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Indecisive Moment

© Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Courtesy of Philip-Lorca diCorcia and David Zwirner, New York

Philip-Lorca diCorcia is well-known for his carefully planned and meticulously executed photographs involving family members and a variety of “actors,” including anonymous strangers, pole dancers and street hustlers. Over the past decades, he has been influential in reinventing the genre of street photography. Deploying characters in preconceived yet seemingly random poses and contexts, diCorcia’s photographs are far from candid snapshots. They explore the idea of the “indecisive moment” and revolve around a  tension between the casual and the posed, the accidental and the fated.

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  1. You’re absolutely right about Philip-Lorca diCorcia having carefully planned and executed photographs. This image in very cool colors reflects that. The woman is staring out the window on which is her reflection. Is she looking at her reflection or at the scenery? And how coincidental is it that there’s an image of a tornado on the the television. The image is somewhat forboding. And characteristic of many great images, it tells a story.

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