Photos by Murray Fredericks
New photographs that continues his Lake Eyre and Topophilia: the Greenland Ice Sheets series. To capture the perfect shot for the Lake Eyre series, Murray often travels alone and navigates this vast area of Southern Australia with a bicycle and trailer while carrying his large format camera and supplies. For Topophilia, his rationale was "to locate the project in an even more minimal landscape than Lake Eyre, replacing the salt lake bed with snow and the clear desert air with an atmosphere of fine ice crystals." Fredericks locates his projects in featureless, perfectly flat landscapes defined by an unbroken and continuous horizon. Working in such minimal environments, temporal atmospheric phenomena and the subtleties of light become even more important as these elements define the visual plane.
On view at Hamiltons Gallery Dec. 11 – Jan. 30.