Staring out of the passenger seat window on car journeys through France, I’ve always found the roadscape of highways strangely alluring ever since I was a small child. What lives at the side of the road in a no man’s land of concrete and abandon are often ignored and very rarely the subject of artistic interest. French photographer Eric Tabuchi, however, sees the beauty in it. He connects the dots and recognises the pattern of architectural outcasts and seemingly banal structures. And if you aren’t convinced, simply compare these images with the backdrops of a Wes Anderson movie. You’ll find Eric Tabuchi and our favourite filmmaker have a very similar eye.
“Basically, what has captivated me for 20 years is the vast domain of anonymous architecture, which is the daily environment of most of the inhabitants of this planet, and which we do not look at it so much. It appears to us without any real quality.” – Eric Tabuchi.
Just when you think you’ve been alone in your strange curiosity for some things, someone comes along and starts an appreciation society for them…
Fire Department Training Towers:
Vertical Swimming Pools
Small Town Chinese Restaurants
Recycled Petrol Stations:
Discover all the excellent themes of unloved architecture by Eric Tabuchi.