Silvas Oil Company
Robert von Sternberg (American, b. 1939)
DimensionsImage : 11 x 16 1/2 in. (27.94 x 41.91 cm)
Sheet : 12.9 x 18 7/8 in. (32.86 x 47.94 cm)
Mat : 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)
Credit LineGift of the Artist
LabelCalifornia-based photographer Robert von Sternberg tries to find beauty in the often overlooked landscapes of suburban America. His images typically contain no people, thereby leaving space for viewers to enter the picture mentally and create their own narratives. Von Sternberg has a special penchant for night scenes where the contrast between natural darkness and artificial light gives the images a haunting, mysterious quality.