Saltscapes: Photographer Put a Huge Mirror in an Australian Salt Flat Lake

Since 2003, Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has become a regular visitor in Australia’s lowest geographical point – the Lake Eyre salt flats. It’s amazing landscape fascinated the artist and motivated multiple projects of his. The newest one being “Vanity,” through which he succeeded to capture representation like you’ve probably never seen before.

He went there with his camera and a large 1200 x 1800mm (~4 x 6ft) mirror, which he put in an inch deep salt water, which in itself serves as a humongous mirror for the sky exhibits that are visible in photographer’s long exposure shots.

“Rather than reflecting our image, the mirror is positioned to draw our gaze away from ourselves and into the environment, helping us to engage with light, color, and space,” the photographer explains.

The effects are these abstract shots below, which almost look like Photoshopped images. While in fact, they uncover just how much more of nature can be seen by switching our perspective on it.


via ignantpetapixel