Thursday, January 31, 2008

viscosity


when i posted about Ethan Aaro Jones' series In Water, i hadn't yet seen Esther Teichmann's 2003-2004 series Viscosity. the two projects have similar composition, but the photos in Viscosity are blacker and seem more menacing. the idea for the project came out of Teichmann's childhood memories of night swims in a German lake surrounded by forest.

of her attraction to photography, Teichmann says "it fascinates me that a medium can simultaneously seem to be so close to reality yet be so unrelated to the real."

2 comments:

Zach said...

i think i like these more than your previous post- 'in water'.

subjectify said...

thanks for your comment!

i agree -- i think there's more going on in Viscosity...