“Oblivion,” essay by David Maisel with 8 pages of his aerial images. Fall 2004. Back cover image by David Maisel.
“In his book Warped Space, the architectural theorist Anthony Vidler speaks of the “paranoiac space of modernism,” a space which is “mutated into a realm of panic, where all limits and boundaries become blurred…” These words come to mind when considering the urban aerial images of Los Angeles and its periphery shown here, excerpted from my photographic project called ‘Oblivion.'”