Lakes and Reservoirs by Matthew Brandt

Lakes and Reservoirs

For his series ‘Lakes and Reservoirs’, Matthew Brandt photographed lakes and reservoirs in the western United States, and then submerges each resulting C-print in water collected from the subject of the photograph.

Prints are soaked for days or weeks or even months, and this process impacts the layers of color that comprise the image. Brandt removes the print once it reaches its desired look, which can range from mostly representational to completely abstract.

All images © Matthew Brandt