Photos from Stasiland


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On the linked article, one of the comments mentioned that these look like photos from the set of a Wes Anderson movie. It’s horrible because I can’t unsee it. I think it was because East German fashion stayed pretty much mired in the late 1960s-early 1970s all the way up to the fall of the Wall in 1989.


#3

Looks like Aperture Lab’s 1960’s administration offices to me.


#4

“Red and green shall never be seen”


Impressive. Holy shit I love this photograph.


#5

Great photos! But I must ask, why do artists always have the worst websites? Flash…dear god why? It’s 2014.


#6

It’s to enhance the feeling of horror and nostalgia in the viewer.

Update: Found an actual web site with some photos..


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I think their web designers often tell them it’s harder for their photos to be stolen.

I remember looking at a photographer’s website where right-click was disabled and a pop-up told you that it was to prevent you from taking their pictures. Of course, that only worked on IE, not Firefox :wink:


#8

On topic, I highly recommend Das Leben der Anderen (if I’m not mistaken the English title is The Lives of Others), an excellent movie about the relationship between a Stasi agent and the guy he’s supposed to watch.


#9

Don’t they though? Architects are also fans of the hideous flash blob. And, weirdly, designers, I’ve found. Why?


#10

Tight control over the visual presentation, overall user experience be damned.


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