A contemporary art photography series by artist Lincoln Schatz that explores the daily changes of Lake Michigan since September 2015.

Lake Michigan is always and never the same. It is the nature of change. Its depths reflect a human truth: we are constantly evolving even as we stand in the same skin. Photographing Lake Michigan is my daily ritual. I witness its shifts and moods. By capturing discrete moments, I chronicle the passage of time. There is no constant, there is no end. LAKE SERIES is an ongoing exploration that began in September 2015. Information on the print edition can be found here.

A selection of photographs from the Lake Series appear in the book Transience. Cadence, a new video by Lincoln Schatz, that meditates upon Lake Michigan over the course of June to July in 2019 can be seen here and a new collection of photographs focused on the colors of spring, entitled The Emotional Power of Color, can be seen here.

Lake Series Photographs By Year, 2015 to 2019

Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2019
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2018
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2017
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2016
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2015

 

December 2016

Lake Michigan, December 21st, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 20th, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 19th, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 16th, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 15th, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 14th, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 13th, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 12th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, December 12th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, December 9th, 2016
Lake Michigan, December 8th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, December 8th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, December 7th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, December 7th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, December 6th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, December 6th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, December 5th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, December 5th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, December 2nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, December 2nd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, December 1st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, December 1st, 2016 (1)

November 2016

Lake Michigan, November 30th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, November 30th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, November 29th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 28th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 25th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 23rd, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 18th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, November 18th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, November 17th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 16th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 15th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 14th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, November 14th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, November 11th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 10th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 9th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 8th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 7th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 6th, 2016
Lake Michigan, November 3rd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, November 3rd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, November 2nd, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, November 2nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, November 2nd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, November 1st, 2016 (3)
Lake Series, November 1st, 2016 (2)
Lake Series, November 1st, 2016 (1)

October 2016

Lake Michigan, October 31st, 2016
Lake Michigan, October 28th, 2016
Lake Michigan, October 27th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 27th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 26th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, October 26th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, October 26th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 26th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 25th, 2016
Lake Michigan, October 24th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 24th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 21st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 21st, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 20th, 2016
Lake Michigan, October 19th, 2016
Lake Michigan, October 18th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 18th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 17th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 17th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 13th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 13th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 11th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 11th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 10th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 10th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 7th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, October 7th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, October 7th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 7th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 6th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, October 6th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, October 6th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 6th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 5th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 5th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 4th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 4th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 1st, 2016

September 2016

Lake Michigan, September 29th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 29th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 28th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, September 28th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, September 28th, 2016 (2)
blue sky and clouds over Lake Michigan with some whitecaps
Lake Michigan, September 28th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 27th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, September 27th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 27th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 26th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 26th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 23rd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 23rd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 21st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 21st, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 20th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, September 20th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 20th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 19th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 14th, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 16th, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 15th, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 13th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, September 13th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 13th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 10th, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 9th, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 8th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 8th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 7th, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 6th, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 2nd, 2016
Lake Michigan, September 1st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 1st, 2016 (1)

August 2016

Lake Michigan, August 19th, 2016
Lake Michigan, August 16th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, August 16th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, August 11th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, August 11th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, August 10th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, August 10th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, August 10th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, August 10th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, August 8th, 2016
Lake Michigan, August 7th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, August 7th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, August 5th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, August 5th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, August 5th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, August 5th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, August 4th, 2016
Lake Michigan, August 3rd, 2016
Lake Michigan, August 2nd, 2016
Lake Michigan, August 1st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, August 1st, 2016 (1)

July 2016

Lake Michigan, July 31st, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 29th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, July 29th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 29th, 2016 (1)
a soft blue day on Lake Michigan with light waves
Lake Michigan, July 28th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, July 28th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 28th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 27th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, July 27th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 27th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 26th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 25th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 23rd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 23rd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 22nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 22nd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 21st, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 20th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 18th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 15th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 15th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 14th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 14th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 13th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 12th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 11th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 11th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 8th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 7th, 2016
Lake Michigan, July 6th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 6th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 5th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 5th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 3rd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 3rd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 1st, 2016 (3)
a dark and ominous sky over heavy waves on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, July 1st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 1st, 2016 (1)

June 2016

Lake Michigan, June 30th, 2016
Lake Michigan, June 27th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 27th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 23rd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 23rd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 20th, 2016
Lake Michigan, June 16th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, June 16th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, June 16th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 16th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 15th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 15th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 14th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 14th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 13th, 2016
Lake Michigan, June 10th, 2016
Lake Michigan, June 9th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 9th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 7th, 2016
Lake Michigan, June 2nd, 2016
Lake Michigan, June 1st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 1st, 2016 (1)

May 2016

Lake Michigan, May 31st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 31st, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 27th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, May 27th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 27th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 26th, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 25th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, May 25th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 25th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 24th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 24th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 23rd, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 21st, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 20th, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 18th, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 17th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 17th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 16th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 16th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 13th, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 12th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 12th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 11th, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 10th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 10th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 6th, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 5th, 2016
Lake Michigan, May 3rd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 3rd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 2nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 2nd, 2016 (1)

April 2016

Lake Michigan, April 29th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 29th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 26th, 2016
Lake Michigan, April 25th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 25th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 25th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 22nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 22nd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 21st, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 21st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 21st, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 18th, 2016
Lake Michigan, April 13th, 2016
Lake Michigan, April 12th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 12th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 11th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 11th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 8th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 8th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 8th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 7th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 7th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 7th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 6th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 6th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 6th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 5th, 2016
Lake Michigan, April 4th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 4th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 4th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 1st, 2016

March 2016

Lake Michigan, March 31st, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, March 31st, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, March 31st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 31st, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 30th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, March 30th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, March 30th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 30th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 28th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 28th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 25th, 2016 (5)
Lake Michigan, March 25th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, March 25th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, March 25th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 25th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 24rd, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 23rd, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 22nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 22nd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 18th, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 17th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 17th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 16th, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 15th, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2016 (4)
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 11th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 11th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 10th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 10th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 9th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 9th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 8th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 8th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 7th, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 4th, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 3rd, 2016
Lake Michigan, March 2nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 2nd, 2016 (1)

February 2016

Lake Michigan, February 29th, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 26th, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 25th, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 24th, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 23rd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 23rd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 22nd, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 19th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 19th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 18th, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 17th, 2016 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 17th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 17th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 16th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 16th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 15th, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 12th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 12th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 11th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 11th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 10th, 2016
Lake Michigan, February 8th, 2016

January 2016

Lake Michigan, January 29th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 28th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 27th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 26th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 25th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 22nd, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 22nd, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 21st, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 21st, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 20th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 19th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 19th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 15th, 2016
Lake Michigan, January 12th, 2016 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 12th, 2016 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 11th, 2016