Dead Tree Lake

by Tod Seelie

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Artist Statement

Dead Tree Lake was captured while exploring a lake created by a dam that buried an old church underneath its waters. The hanging haze that covered the lake made the small islands and withered trees that populated the water seem to emerge as if from a dream.

Why We Love It

Bare branches emerge implausibly from the undulating water, their scuffed, crooked silhouettes contrasting the glassy blue-green they stick out from. There’s a sense of pregnant silence, of something beneath the surface. Dead Tree Lake isn’t just an example of Seelie’s skill for bringing out the beauty in bizarreness and decay, it shows his knack for building latent tension, for emphasizing things beyond what the eye can see. That talent leads to totally transfixing photographs ... Read more on the blog!

Details

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Medium:

Innova Fibaprint Warm Cotton Gloss

Edition Structure:
8"x10" | edition of 20
11"x14" | edition of 200
16"x20" | edition of 50
24"x30" | edition of 10

Tod Seelie

Tod Seelie has photographed in 25 countries on five different continents. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Stern Magazine, TIME, New York Magazine, Wired, Rolling Stone, Spin, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Vice, Der Speigel and Mass Appeal among others. His images also appear in the feature films Perfect Sense (2011) and Empire Me (2011). Tod has exhibited work in solo and group shows around the world and at Mass MoCA and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. His work has also appeared in photography and art books, such as The Vice Photo Book, Hijacked, The Sense of Movement:... Read More
When Artists Travel, Street World and Backyard Shakedown. In 2013 Tod published his first book of photography, BRIGHT NIGHTS: Photographs of Another New York, with Prestel Publishing. The book chronicles 15 years of living and shooting in NYC, with 10 essays by fellow collaborators and cultural observers. "This startlingly beautiful collection of images captures a gritty culture that belies the city’s glamorous persona." —Juxtapoz "His images at times elevate mere weirdness to a more striking realm of visual intrigue... Strange, vivid, baffling and relentlessly unexplained, they leave their viewers transfixed." —New York Times
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