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 2017

Lake Michigan, December 31st, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 20th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 15th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 12th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 7th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 6th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 5th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 4th, 2017
Lake Michigan, December 1st, 2017

November 2017

Lake Michigan, November 30th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 30th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 29th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 28th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 27th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 25th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 23rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 20th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 17th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 16th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 14th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 8th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 7th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 6th, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 3rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 2nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, November 1st, 2017

October 2017

Lake Michigan, October 30th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 29th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 27th, 2017
wispy clouds over a slate gray Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 26th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 25th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 25th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 24th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 23rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 17th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 17th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 16th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 16th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 12th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 8th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 8th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 6th, 2017
Lake Michigan, October 4th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 4th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 3rd, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 3rd, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, October 2nd, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, October 2nd, 2017 (1)

September 2017

Lake Michigan, September 29th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 27th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 27th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 26th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 25th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 20th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 15th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 14th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 12th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 8th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 7th, 2017
Lake Michigan, September 6th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 6th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 5th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, September 5th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, September 1st, 2017

August 2017

Lake Michigan, August 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 17th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 16th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 14th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 8th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 7th, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 4th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, August 4th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, August 2nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, August 1st, 2017

July 2017

Lake Michigan, July 31st, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 28th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 27th, 2017 (3)
Lake Michigan, July 27th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 27th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 26th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 25th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 24th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 20th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 20th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 17th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 14th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 12th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, July 7th, 2017

June 2017

Lake Michigan, June 23rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 20th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 20th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 16th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 16th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 15th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 15th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 12th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 8th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 7th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 6th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 5th, 2017
Lake Michigan, June 3rd, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 3rd, 2017 (1)

May 2017

Lake Michigan, May 30th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 26th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 25th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 24th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 23rd, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 23rd, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 17th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 16th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 16th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 15th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 12th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 8th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 5th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 4th, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 3rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 2nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, May 1st, 2017

April 2017

Lake Michigan, April 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 20th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 19th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 19th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 17th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 15th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 14th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 11th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 7th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 6th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 5th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 4th, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 3rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, April 1st, 2017

March 2017

Lake Michigan, March 31st, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 30th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 29th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 28th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 27th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 24th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 23rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 21st, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 20th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 17th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 16th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 15th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 10th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 10th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 8th, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 7th, 2017 (3)
Lake Michigan, March 7th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 7th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 6th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 6th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 3rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 2nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, March 1st, 2017

February 2017

Lake Michigan, February 28th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 27th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 27th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 24th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 23rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 22nd, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 21st, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 21st, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 20th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 18th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 8th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 7th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 6th, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 3rd, 2017
Lake Michigan, February 1st, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 1st, 2017 (1)

January 2017

Lake Michigan, January 31st, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 31st, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 30th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 27th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 26th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 25th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 23rd, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 23rd, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 20th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 19th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 18th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 18th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 17th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 16th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 16th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 13th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 10th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 9th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 6th, 2017 (3)
Lake Michigan, January 6th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 6th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 5th, 2017
Lake Michigan, January 4th, 2017 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 4th, 2017 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 3rd, 2017