O. Winston Link

Photo London: Featured Artist
16-19 May, 2019

 

O. Winston Link took ‘Hot Shot East Bound’ in West Virginia in 1956 as an observation of the rapid cultural transition that was taking place in the USA at the time. Life was becoming faster, easier and increasingly decadent. A young couple sit at the drive-in theatre in Link’s own 1952 Buick convertible as a steam engine symbolically exits the frame. The U.S. Air Force Sabre airplane seen on the movie screen was added later in the darkroom. It is also interesting to note that Link used a total of 43 flash bulbs, all fired simultaneously to achieve this result. Winston explained, “Since I could only see the headlight of the locomotive in total darkness, I did not know until the flash was fired that I had captured this prize.”

 

Photo London, Somerset House