Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I was introduced to Richard Misrach’s work when I was at the High Museum to see the Monet exhibit. Misrach is known for his photographs of human intervention in landscapes. In 2001, he made a series of large-scale, lushly colored photographs of swimmers and sunbathers in Hawaii. Working from a hotel adjacent to the beach, Misrach adopts a floating viewpoint that eliminates all reference to the horizon or sky to record people wholly immersed in the idyllic environment. The photographs, which are vast in scale and perspective, turn nature into ethereal, nearly abstract patterns of color and light.

Here are a few photos from his On The Beach series...keep in mind that these pictures are HUGE! Some pictures are as large as 6 feet by 10 feet! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

You can read more about Richard Misrach and see more of his work at http://www.artnet.com/awc/richard-misrach.html

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