Michael Vahrenwald

Michael Vahrenwald

Work from Winter Landscapes.

“All of the images are of doctor prescribed depression therapy light boxes, shot on an 18% “photo gray” backdrop. The prints are traditional gelatin silver prints shot with a 5×7 camera. Each image is titled after the object itself: New Horizons Ultralight, Sunbox jr and Nu-You are just some of the names of these devices.

The images explore the nature and function of pictures. Visiting some of the issues in my previous work these images expand upon romantic
ideas of the relationship between the self and the landscape, or in this instance a medicinised, surrogate landscape. The title of “Winter Landscapes” refers to a series of paintings by Casper David Freideich in which the same transcendent scene is repeated throughout several paintings.” – Michael Vahrenwald

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