Todd R. Forsgren
Ornithological Photographs / The World is Round / Post-industrial Edens / Resume
Untitled Re:Iterations / An Imperfect Representation / Other Works / Order a Book

Staring at the Sky and the Screen

Dreaming of Other Celestial Bodies

Wondering What They're Looking at
Breaking Branches and Bending Grids
Measuring Half-lives on the Horizon

Artist's Statement




lunar
Lunar Landscape, Paired 4"x5" ambrotypes, 2013.  

In a world where dry photographic emulsion wasn’t invented,
we would’ve had to use wet-plate photographic techniques
to record another one hundred years of human history,

What would our pictures of the missions to the moon look like?
Maybe like this... Although this one's a fake, created in my studio.
After all, it'd be very hard to pour collodion without gravity’s help.