Touchless Automatic Wonder (2009)
“Lewis Koch takes the weird world and makes it look real.” —Barbara Crane, artist/photographer
Created as a poetic and visual journey, "Touchless Automatic Wonder" spans twenty-five years and four continents. The photographs capture “found text”: the sometimes mysterious, occasionally humorous, often cryptic presence of words in the everyday landscape. First shown as a web project for Copenhagen's Fotografisk Center, in 2001, the sequence presents work at the intersection of language, image, and the social landscape. It was expanded and published as a full-length book* in 2009 (Borderland Books, Madison, WI).
* Reviewed by Marc Feustel, for his blog "eyeCurious", 2/5/10- http://www.eyecurious.com/review-lewis-koch-touchless-automatic-wonder/
For the earlier Fotografisk Center web project, see the review in "Coincidences": http://coincidences.typepad.com/still_images_and_moving_o/2004/06/thinking_outsid.html