Michael Lundgren: Matter

  • Hardcover / 14 x 11 inches

    80 pages / 44 images
    Includes 40 x 50-inch fold-out pocketed insert

  • Photography by Michael Lundgren
    Text by Christian Widmer

  • ISBN: 9781942185086
  • Trade Edition: $55.00
  • Signed Edition: $60.00
  • Limited Edition: $100.00
  • Includes an original 5 x 6.25-inch print, signed and numbered, from an edition of 100 entitled From the B-Sides of Matter, and a signed copy of the book.

  • Deluxe Edition: $800.00
  • Includes an original 16 x 20-inch pigment print, signed and numbered from editions of 10 copies each of Plate 16 Shelter or Plate 18 Weight, and a signed copy of the book.


“Nature is not always the nice redemptive thing we have assumed.”Michael Lundgren

Matter is culled from nine years of picture making, a tightly woven sequence conjuring elements of the supernatural across multiple terrains. Carrying a metaphoric visual trope throughout,­ the photographs depart from the confines of the descriptive landscape. Rendering cultural and natural transformations democratically, Matter reveals an unaccountable world where water seeps red, cement cubes fall from the sky, and green foxes are unearthed.


Michael Lundgren works collaboratively with artists, scientists, and writers on historically and socially engaged bodies of work, but his true passion is the poetic potential of the medium. His practice layers both digital and analogue technologies, employing manipulation within the camera, the darkroom and the computer. Previous publications include Transfigurations (Radius Books, 2008) and After the Ruins: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake (University of California Press, 2006) co-authored with photographer Mark Klett. Lundgren’s work resides in the esteemed collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; the Museum of Photographic Arts in California; the Fralin Museum in Virginia; the Brandts Museum of Photographic Art in Denmark, and in numerous private collections.