Catherine Opie photographs 2 Cliff May homes for the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara.
From the NYT: "Opie’s photographs are portraits of the houses, revealing their
individual identities and the qualities that have ensured their enduring
“Cliff May is not as celebrated as Schindler or Neutra,” Opie
says, “But he should be. The simplicity of his designs is amazing, and I
really appreciate how he incorporated a real California persona into
their post-and-beam construction.
I would live in a Cliff May house in a
Opie explains that she also included portraits of the
occupants “to show the warmth of the houses,” adding that “by focusing
on only two of May’s designs, I got to know more about the houses.
wanted the pictures to have more personality, just like the houses and
the people who live in them.”