08 février 2004

:: Escaliers de secours

Un site entièrement dévolu à la photo d'escaliers de secours, vous savez ces ravissantes structures en ferraille qui déparent les façades des immeubles d'habitations d'Amérique, mais leur donnent aussi ce cachet exotique qu'on aime bien (enfin, moi j'aime bien...). Le site est en flash et les photos sont classées par séries de dix, il faut un peu comprendre comment ça marche (cliquez sur "browse" si vous n'y arrivez pas).
Escaperail: Get out while you still can . . .
' An often overlooked vestige of the urban experience, the fire escape is often seen (if seen at all) as nothing more than an eyesore - an unpleasant side effect of living within the confines of a city.
But through the lens of a camera, the fire escape becomes something more. A fascinating assemblage of geometry, light and shadow, it becomes an object of beauty. It is to this aspect of the fire escape that escaperail.com devotes its energy.
Started in chicago, a city known for great fires, escaperail.com hopes to document the fire escape in all it's forms, all over the world. As the fire escape is no longer a part of modern architecture, this documentary project takes on a certain sense of urgency. '

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