Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia
In the mid-70s, Thaddeus Holownia travelled across North America in an homage to the work of photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot. The resulting work, capturing cars and their owners, is now available in this beautiful edition.
In his introduction, Robert Tombs recounts how Holownia was encouraged to use a wide-angle camera by Allan Fleming, as well as his subsequent travels and photographic methods.
Each one of Holownia’s photographs occupies a single page and shows one or two people posing with their vehicles. The urban landscape of the photographs and the clothes and looks of the people contribute to the effect of Holownia having captured a distinct and stylish moment in time.
Headlighting 1974-1978 is a snapshot of the 1970s, fashion, and North American car culture from one of Canada’s finest art photographers.
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