Vera Lutter, ‘Marfa, Waning Crescent’, 2011, Edwynn Houk Gallery

The piece is a unique archival pigment print created as part of the artist’s Albescent project photographed between 2010-2012. Over the course of two years, Lutter photographed the moon in different stages from various locations all around the world. The resulting body of work created a sort of travel diary that explores the constant yet mysterious quality of the celestial body as it is seen from the earth. The project also follows themes consistent with Lutter’s practice which investigates the qualities of light and its central role in manifesting both vision and time. Through these photographs of the moon, Lutter creates a study of light’s ability to reveal both the eternal nature of the physical moon and it’s ever-present role in the passage of time.

About Vera Lutter

After moving to New York in 1991, photographer Vera Lutter began experimenting with the camera obscura, inspired by the city's architecture and light. She turned her studio apartment into a pinhole camera, using wall-size sheets of photographic paper to capture large-scale, long-exposure black-and-white images of her surroundings. Lutter retains the negative as her final image and refrains from multiplication or reproduction. In addition to her photographs of New York, Venice, and other locations (including Egypt's deserts and pyramids in 2010), Lutter has created images of industrial sites like abandoned factories and shipyards.

German, b. 1960, Kaiserslautern, Germany, based in New York, New York