Located in the rural areas outside of bustling Buenos Aires, the commercial establishments - butcheries, bakeries, bars, repair shops, garages, dry cleaners - depicted in this collection by photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart appear steeped in history and are packed with extraordinary details. These photographs, shot with a large-format camera, are imbued with a narrative power not unlike an Edward Hopper painting. Details such as bottles, hides, groceries and hubcaps are heightened by Srodek-Hart's masterful technique and composition. Throughout the collection hangs an air of abandonment, of time passing, or perhaps stopping. Whether or not that is true, Srodek-Hart has memorialised a culture, worlds apart from the city that lies a short distance away.
Guillermo Srodek-Hart was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1977. He holds an MFA from Mass College of Art in Boston, MA, and his works are held in a number of private and public collections worldwide.