In continuation of our series asking photographers to respond to a theme with an image and text, Patrick Waterhouse, Lua Ribeira, Aishwarya Arumbakkam, Mark Mahaney, Luis Alberto Rodriguez and Max Miechowski reflect on Magic
The writer, curator, lecturer, and founder of Self Publish, Be Happy picks out his top five of the year – including Shanghai-based studio Same Paper
“I’m not concerned with being an environmental photographer, I’m concerned with making images that make you feel something you can’t quite understand. There’s something that happens when you’re presented with what you can’t quite fathom.” In Matter, Michael Lundgren explores deserts in Spain, the US and Mexico but his landscapes are a departure from more traditional photographs in this field. He wants us to question the world around us and find a magical realism in life, death and our environment.
Two years ago, while attending a residency in northern Iceland, 32-year-old Catalan photographer Bego Antón…