Photobook Research – Jeff Woodbury

Map art has been something I’ve been interested in for a long time and with the inclusion of maps in my photobook, I thought I’d look at Jeff Woodbury’s work as inspiration for how I could include these in my book. Woodbury dissects maps so that only the streets are left leaving spidery patterns with almost no context or landmarks to show where it is.

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This is an interesting way of stripping maps down to the bare minimum and their base function of showing people what streets to travel down. It is a really nice simplification that cuts out everything but the streets, taking all of the character out of an area and showing that it could be almost anywhere.

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Because my book is about streets of significance, keeping only the streets on the map is something I could consider doing as a way of adding to my maps.

 

 

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