The Sky and The Water
The Sky and The Water is a new collection of limited edition photographs focused on the ever changing character of Lake Michigan’s waters. From one minute to the next, a myriad of traits can transform. A morning of calm can be replaced in hours by dramatic storms that leave the shore scattered with debris. The lake is never truly at rest.
Lake water itself is clear. The color brought about by the sky above and what lies beneath the surface. These photographs allow us to peer deeply when waters are transparent. Our eyes tracing the elusive outlines of boulders, debris and plants, altered and transformed by the water over time.
The time it takes to capture these photographs is a fraction of a second. Immediately after the photograph is taken, the lake is never the same. The daily trips to Lake Michigan that Lincoln Schatz began making over six years ago, chart these changes on a grand scale. Years have passed and with them have come, for Schatz, a familiarity of how the lake will behave, depending on season. The large scale landscapes of the Lake Series push at our imaginations of what the lake can be. The Sky and The Water further complicates and enriches our understanding.
The lake is a reflection of the environment that surrounds it and that environment impacts the lake on a daily basis. The lake becomes a mirror to the city that sits on its shore. The waters are impacted by industry, recreation and weather, among other factors. The lake we see today is not the same lake of one hundred, or even twenty, years ago. It’s that impermanence, the ever-changing and elusive character of Lake Michigan, that brings Schatz back to its shores.
The Sky and The Water, is a collection of limited edition photographs, now available to purchase. For more information on the collection, including edition size, framing, pricing and other information please click here. If interested in purchasing these works, please be in touch by email.