Using a 1954 era Zeiss Taxona camera purchased at German flea market, artist Michael Loderstedt has photographed Cumberland and Hunting Islands in Georgia and South Carolina. These deceptively simple square photographs reveal both the beautiful and dystopic aspects of these wild islands.
Michael Loderstedt’s work incorporates photography, printmaking, artists books and installation. His recent projects have examined the first European landing sites in the New World and “garden cities”; utopian urban communities from the early 20th century in both Europe and the United States. His most recent project, a large-format screenprint that when cut and folded creates a mid-century paper ocean liner complete with text in both German and English describing his own family’s immigrant history. Loderstedt lives with his wife, photographer Lori Kella and their son Ethan in Cleveland, Ohio near the shore of Lake Erie.
Groveland Utopia Published June 10, 2012
Groveland The Taxona Camera Photographs Michael Loderstedt Published August 29, 2011
Berlin & Saxony Photographs from a Taxona Camera Published August 27, 2011
Craig Lucas Published August 19, 2011
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