Karen Zalamea’s distorted landscape, They are lost as soon as they are made (no. 17), is more than just visually breathtaking. The process behind the series is innovative and resonates with many of the same approaches I take in my own photographic practice: co-creating with the land and environmental resources.
The fogged nature of the work in Karen’s They are lost as soon as they are made series restricts the environment to merely color and composition, emphasizing the texture of the ice that the images were shot through. Every landscape and lens is distinct, transient, and irreproducible. The images are location and time specific. This promotes an entirely new reading of these landscapes that I find long-lasting and inspiring.
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Image: Karen Zalamea, They are lost as soon as they are made (no. 17), archival inkjet print, 2015–2020, Courtesy of the Artist.