Synopses & Reviews
Spanning 20 years and two continents, Liquid Light 1983-2003 draws from over 2,000 photographs taken by the media world legend, Fabien Baron. Made on the coasts of Eastern America, Western Europe and the Mediterranean, at sites to which Baron returned year after year, these works transform concrete, geographical sites into abstract tableaux. Gathered together in book form, they achieve a meditative rhythm of incremental change. While each image varies in its detail of weather, hour and light (along with lens and film stock), the series maintains a fundamental compositional device: water and sky bisected by horizon. The images are deceptively still, chromatic abstractions gleaned from a sea and sky that are never stationary and never entirely empty.