Photographer Catherine Corman | Her book “Daylight Noir” | detective Philip Marlowe.

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The photographer Catherine Corman noticed the same thing in the novels of Raymond Chandler, which feature the hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. Her book “Daylight Noir” is a tour of Marlowe’s Los Angeles at high noon. “All the photographs were taken between eleven and two, the hours of natural chiaroscuro,” she writes in an e-mail. “My hope was to evoke film noir, its deep blacks and blank whites drawing a stark moral universe. What I wanted was to recreate the city Philip Marlowe thinks of as a chess board, on which he is the lone white knight.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2010/10/daylight-noir.html#ixzz28ADM5lWK

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