Michael Lundgreen explores the memory of the earth in his latest photo book, Geomancy published by Stanley/Barker.
Lungdren’s darkly beautiful photographs give the viewer a window into a mystical world where the earth itself has a memory.
Motivated by a perceived lack of connection between humans and nature, Lundgreen began work on Geomancy in 2016 with the help of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
His virtuosic photographs often require him to scale mountains, explore pitch-black caves, or venture deep into the desert.
Lundgreen is searching for landscapes that were once occupied by human beings: be it a ruined city, an ancient burial ground or the lingering artefacts of a desert traveller.
As a result, his images often blur the lines between natural and man made.
“Landscape has always been an entrance for me into the mystical, for that which is beyond our rational understanding of the world,” says Lundgreen.
“I’ve hoped to make photographs that act as parallels for that entrance.
“That invite the viewer to contemplate a world that they do not understand and in so doing, to arrest their own world view.”
Michael Lundgreen is based in the USA. He is the author of two previous books.
Geomancy, printed by Stanley/Barker, is available to online now.
For more information visit www.stanleybarker.co.uk.