Discarded Desire


John Chao‘s Topographic image of a Discarded Desire in Gilford, NH was taken in 1988. This 3D wall mount presentation is a  one-of-a-kind creation and commissioned installation. Sampling prints are available prior to its commission.

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“A CLASSIC ABANDONMENT was near my house. The convenience allowed me to photograph it in all seasons. I was trying to solve a technical problem more than trying to make art. With film, there was a limitation on how large a photograph can be enlarged. The idea of assembling multiple images was at the root of the motivation. Also, creating different planes for each frame gives it a sculptured effect, I coined Topographic. I did not have a darkroom enlarger to handle an 8×10 negative, these thirty-plus-year-old photographs never came to life. They are ideally suited for today’s technology.”—John Chao

This print is for personal usage only. It is intended for display in the home or private institutions. For any other use, such as display in a commercial public space or publishing the image online or in print, or any other form of usage, permission must be granted by the photographer and agency. Please make a request for your usage.

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Sampling, – Small, – Medium, – Large, – X Large, – Original