I’ve been feeling pretty artsy lately. I’m an art major so “lately” kind of means all the time. So, let me tell you a little bit about my favorite photographer, Matthew Brandt.
Matthew Brandt embeds unusual elements in his work in order to develop his photographs, including bodily fluids, kook-aid mix, food, dust, gum, and so on. I discovered him in the Columbus Museum of Art and fell in love with the first photograph in this photo set. In the photos above, Brandt captured film-based photographs of lakes and their landscapes in the American West and soaked them in their own lake water for days, weeks, or even months. As a result, the prints degraded and created distressed images that wrapped in with their subjects. Ultimately, this process created a vibrant layer on top of the photograph and an unusual image as you see above.