The project is called ‘Marines’ because the subject photographed is the North Sea on places wherein the 17th century big sea battles between the Dutch, English and Spanish took place. The project is a combination of a series of seascapes (Marines) and a historical research into the problems concerning truthful representation. The technique that Lucian uses to make these Marines is a primitive method of making color photography. The basic principle is simple: he makes three black/white images all filtered with a different colorfilter. The colors are of course the primary colors: magenta, yellow and blue. The three images overlaid show color fringes where objects moved between the exposures, such as clouds henceforth revealing the construction the medium.


Lucian Wester (1986) graduated in 2013 from the Masters Lens-Based Media programme at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. He has exhibited his work at GUP Gallery in Amsterdam, Tent in Rotterdam and LhGWR The Hague. He was also nominated for the St. Joost Academy Award and the Foederer DFK Award.


Limited edition of: 50.

Dimensions: 50x70 cm

Material: tricolor offset print