The petite series, Swamplandia.
Borrowing this title from the 2012 Nobel Prize Fiction candidate (confusedly, a fiction prize was not awarded this year), I created this petite portfolio finding the near-miss opportunity of the novel to be an appropriate namesake.
The images are from Lake Martin, a swamp, bird sanctuary, and fisherman’s delight near Lafayette, Louisiana. Because I find this part of the country to be so magical, mysterious, and a bit off-center, it draws me back time and again. Invariably I end up photographing the same subjects over and over, but since I was shooting the Six Flags Amusement park with my not-so-trusty toy camera, the Diana F+, I decided to use this unsophisticated equipment for a different perspective.
So far, so good.
The images were printed on Moab Slickrock paper since it delivers a dreamy, metallic finish. Prints were mounted on highly abused, silver- and gold-leafed panels, and held in place with upholstery nail heads. Each 8” X 8” X 2”.
Image titles are, respectively:The Tower, Into to the Mire, Swamplandia I and Swamplandia II.