Hammer For Scale is a visual anthology tracing discrete instances of a common field instrument as found in U.S. Geological Survey Web Archives. These images, made over the course of a century mostly by anonymous authors, portray rock hammers photographed against varying features of the landscape. The compilation tackles the peculiarities of a delineating vision, which borrows the formal qualities of an emblematic tool in configuring a standard placeholder to negotiate with nature. Hammer For Scale originally appeared as a limited edition artist book in 2017, and was later self-published in 2018.

Hammer For Scale by Ege Kanar


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