Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs

Jan 5, 2015 7:03PM
"Big Bear Lake CA A1" is reproduced from Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs, one of our top holiday photo books of the year. "When Brandt creates a photograph for his Lakes and Reservoirs series," Suzanne Shaheen writes in the New Yorker, "the water itself is part of the process. Out in the field, Brandt takes with him two key tools: a camera, and a five-gallon plastic jug. 'The camera is to take an image of the lake or reservoir, while the jugs are to take some of the actual lake,' he explained. When he gets back to his studio, he makes prints of selected images, then empties the water he collected into a large tray. 'The c-print of that same lake is then submerged into the tray with the lake’s water,' he said. 'From this point I wait for the water to break down its own photographic image. Depending on the image density and water, this breakdown time can take days or weeks.'" Happy holidays from ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
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