Feb 8, 2018
Murray Fredericks considers his landscape photography series, “Vanity,” as just one aspect of a larger body of work, a project for which he has spent fifteen years shooting in southern Australia’s remote Lake Eyre-Kati Thanda. However, this part of the larger series has one aspect that the others do not—a large mirror placed in the lakebed reflecting other angles of the land and sky. This seemingly simple idea transforms not only the vista but our visual understanding of this singular place, and I think it’s fair to say that there is nothing comparable to these large color photographs which attempt to represent the “overwhelming emptiness and powerful emotional resonance of remote land and sky.”
For this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we took our mics to the Robert Mann Gallery, in New York, to speak with Murray Fredericks and gallery owner Robert Mann on the opening day of Fredericks’s first solo exhibit in the United States. We walked through the gallery, soaking up the sublimity of these images and discussing the challenges of the project, the gear, the prints, and all aspects of the collaboration between artist and gallery. Join us for this extraordinary conversation.
Stay tuned toward the end of the show, when we chat with the two winners of our Canon 5D Mark IV Sweepstakes and hear their reactions to winning and how they will be using their new cameras.
Guests: Murray Fredericks and Robert Mann
Photograph: ©Murray Fredericks Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery