Zugerstrasse / Baarerstrasse 1999–2000
It’s not the first time that Swiss painter J.-F. Schnyder was inspired by his neighborhood. Zugerstrasse / Baarerstrasse 1999–2000 offers a panoramic view all of its own, beyond mere vistas of nature’s beauty. The main road between Zug and Baar, two towns in Switzerland, is an Eldorado of suburban architecture. J.-F. Schnyder set out to photograph each of the two rows of buildings from across the street. Every ten meters he had to take an image to show each building frontally as well as from an angle slightly to the right and the left. After half a year of shooting the photographs, he assembled the images on his computer in one continuous strip with beautiful, digitized seasonal changes and surreal shifts of perspective. The result is a 280-inch long ink-jet print.