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Michael Lundgren’s Photographic Fable About Time, Nature, Growth and Decay

May 26, 2016

By Conor Risch


“Platonic Solid,” from Michael Lundgren’s new book Matter. He shot the series over the course of eight years, in deserts in the U.S., Mexico and Spain, where “everything is visible” in the arid landscape, says Lundgren. 

Bookended by images of spherical objects that resemble our planet, Michael Lundgren’s new book, Matter, presents “a constellation of images and ideas” that Lundgren intends as “an elegiac fable about the earth,” he says. Looking through the pages, the reader gets a sense of being an outsider, and of arriving at, searching and then departing a world. “It’s a science...

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