tanzania's lake natron takes
its name from the naturally occurring mix of chemicals it contains:
mainly sodium carbonate decahydrate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate
(baking soda). the lake is fed by mineral hot springs and a river, but
no water flows out except through evaporation.
as a result, the caustic waters create deadly outcomes.
photography: nick brandt. across the ravaged land.
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Growth and decay have greatly influenced my role as creator, observer
and intermediary. Collage and the transferring of photographic elements
obscure the surface along with veils of paint, producing ambiguous,
visually rich subject matter. Each mark on the canvas, whether
unintentional or deliberate, forces the painting into a new context
that is non-linear and shifting. The emergence of recognizable images
or gestures is intended to provoke a sense of familiarity that echoes
throughout the paintings.