Het Slaak, 2014, 50 x 70cm tricolor offset print 

Het Slaak, 2014, 50 x 70cm tricolor offset print 

LUCIAN WESTER

 

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. Through the historical research Wester connects different stories dealing with truthful representation show how this has always been a struggle and how these stories relate to our present times.In 

 

The technique that Wester uses to make these Marines is a primitive method of making color photography. The basic principle is simple:From three black/white images, all filtered with a different colorfilter. The colors are of course the primary colors: red, green and blue. The three images overlaid show color fringes where objects moved between the exposures, such as clouds henceforth revealing the construction the medium.