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Arnold Odermatt: Karambolage [Hardcover]

Urs Odermatt


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14 July 2003
This is the new and revised edition of Arnold Odermatts acclaimed book, first published in 2003. With thoroughness and meticulous attention to detail, Swiss police officer Arnold Odermatt photographed automobile accidents on the streets of the Swiss Canton Nidwalden, documenting accident scenes and property damage during his 40-year career. In his photos the drivers have gone and the victims have been removed. All thats left are the wrecked cars that tell the stories of excessive speed, drunk driving, right-of-way errors and plain foolishness. The de-formed steel takes on a malleable quality. The cars become sculptures that show the sudden end to many hopes and dreams, the intrusion of the unforeseen into well-regulated daily life. What results from the picture-taking policemans official work is a selection of melancholic, sometimes funny and always strange atmospheric photos of our mobile society.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sad still lives 12 Sep 2003
By S Dutton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Calm, respectful black and white photos of car crashes, taken in the 1950s and 60s by a Swiss police photographer.

It's hard to explain why these images are so evocative and so much better than car crime TV shows and auto wreck websites.

Apart from a few solemn bystanders, there aren't any people in the pictures. The stillness of them is particularly striking. No blood and guts -- only the stories implied by twisted metal and chalked-in skid marks.

Highly recommended.
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