They are lost as soon as they are made

Format: Hardcover, colour
Size: 6.75 x 9.25 inches
Length: 184 pages
Cover: Multi-level blind deboss, case-bound
Images: 83 colour reproductions, LED-UV offset
ISBN: 978-1-7773112-0-9

Essays: Katie Belcher, Sara Matthews
Design: Mark Timmings
Language: English
Printed in Canada by Hemlock Printers
Edition of 500

Release Date: October 2020

Original Price: $60.00 CAD
Free shipping in Canada or pick-up at Access Gallery.

The artist book presents the full suite of 80 colour photographs from the series They are lost as soon as they are made, with essays by Katie Belcher and Sara Matthews.

To produce the images, Karen Zalamea built a large-format 4 x 5 analogue film camera for which she created biconvex lenses by freezing local water samples in specially fabricated moulds. Using these technological implements, Zalamea photographed the Icelandic landscape. The work explores the camera and its optics as sites for experimentation, the translational capacity of photography, the perimeters of vision, and the possibilities of the landscape to reveal and render its own image.


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