Timelapses by Murray Fredericks

Thursday 18 December 2014

It's been a while since I shared some timelapse films, and these by photographer Murray Fredericks are the kinds of things I aspire to creating one day (it'd be even more awesome if I could get a ticket to Greenland). Fredericks has an amazing project called 'Salt' (which includes still images, the 'Iridium' timelapse above and now even a documentary), which revolves around the giant salt pan of Lake Eyre, Australia, where he camped for sometimes up to five weeks - alone, using a bicycle for transport. The images from the project (all taken on a traditional film plate camera) are utterly mesmerising abstracts of an environment made up of effectively nothing - just the horizon and the beauty of natural light. His 'Greenland' project saw him visit the country six times, even making an ice cap crossing by dog-sled, which must be an amazing way to take in the landscape. His photograph of the abandoned missile detection station DYE2 captures particularly well the immense bleakness of the landscape, showing just how alien the futuristic-looking station looks in its environment - just like it's landed from another planet! His Greenland timelapse reminded me that I still haven't posted any of my photographs from my trip to Iceland (let alone worked on the film), so I'm hoping that in my down-time visiting family over Christmas I can finish up my processing and finally get the trip wound up.