"The creamy walls [of Jeff and Jeannette Wall's house] are largely devoid of art, both to afford Wall a bit of mental space ('Too many artworks are hectic in a house,' he says) and because they are still deciding what might go where. (Even his books are kept hidden inside cabinets, not on open shelving, since Wall finds 'all the spines endlessly distracting—you keep reading the titles and then you keep thinking about that book.')"
—from a nice article about photographer/artist
Jeff Wall in, well, what else? The Wall Street Journal
(Thanks to Zack S)
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Albert Macfarlane: "In view of TOP's recent discussion (28 Aug.) on Benedict Evans' estimate that 2–3 trillion still images will be shared this year, I find it instructive that Jeff Wall is quoted in this article as saying that he only takes 3–4 images per year. Would that the rest of us had this self-control."
Globules: "I was reminded of the old debate about limited editions and the infinite reproducibility of images when I read this: 'I feel like the actual artistic part of photography is concluded when a negative is made into a positive—a print,' he says. 'The only reason to make a second print is a social reason like reproduction or publication. I have no artistic need to make more than one.'"