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Matthew Brandt's Fascinating Soaked Photographs

A Los Angeles-based artist has created some unique photographs with interesting hues and textures. How did he do it? The technique may be familiar to us lomographers! Learn more about it after the jump!

Matthew Brandt has come up with a series of chromogenic print (c-print) photographs collectively called “Lakes and Reservoirs.” The collective features some sceneries of several bodies of water tinged in interesting hues and varied textures that may somewhat be familiar to us lomographers. Can you tell what he did?

You guessed it, he soaked each C-print photograph in the same body of water the photograph represents, much like experimenting or “destroying” your films with various substances (like hot water, baking soda, detergent, or dishwashing detergent) to get outrageous results.

In Brandt’s work, the C-prints, which are more susceptible to damage because they work the same way as films, react with the components in the water they are submerged in. What’s interesting in his series is how each body of water has its own characteristic mark which ensures that no two photographs are alike.

Head over to Matthew Brandt’s Website to see more of his awesome work!

All information for this article were taken from Lost At E Minor, Matthew Brandt’s Lakes and Reservoirs, and Chromogenic color print on Wikipedia.

written by plasticpopsicle

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