“They are literally pictures of nothing, but nothing has never looked so good” Art Critic John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald 19th February 2006.
Between the years of 2003 and 2010, Murray Fredericks made sixteen solo journeys to the featureless surface of Lake Eyre, a usually dry salt pan in the Australian Outback.
Immersed in ‘pure space’, Fredericks camped alone in the centre of the lake photographing a ‘landscape without landscape’ for up to five weeks at a time. The solitude, simplicity and repetition of the days, created an approach that was integral to the production of the images.
The photographs were produced on a traditional 8 x 10 film plate camera and exhibited as large digital pigment prints on cotton rag.