Shop > Artists' Books


They are lost as soon as they are made

Karen Zalamea
Artists' Books
17 × 23.5 × 2.4 cm
184 pp

To produce the images of They are lost as soon as they are made, Karen Zalamea built a large-format 4 × 5 analogue film camera for which she created biconvex lenses by freezing local water samples from Iceland in specially fabricated moulds. With the camera and ice lenses, Zalamea photographed the Icelandic landscape. The work explores the camera and its optics as sites for experimentation, the translational capacity of photography, the perimeters of vision, and the possibilities of the landscape to reveal and render its own image.

This artist book presents the full suite of colour photographs of They are lost as soon as they are made, with essays by Katie Belcher and Sara Matthews.

Format: Hardcover, colour
Cover: Multi-level blind deboss, case-bound
Images: 83 colour reproductions, LED-UV offset

Essays: Katie Belcher, Sara Matthews
Design: Mark Timmings
Printed in Canada by HemlockPrinters
Language: English
Edition of 500

Release Date: October 2020

  1. They are lost as soon as they are made
  2. They are lost as soon as they are made
  3. They are lost as soon as they are made

Related Items

  1. Amc2 Journal Issue 1
  2. Shane Rocheleau: The Reflection in the Pool
  3. Karla Read: Two
  4. Chloë Delanghe : Reasons to Be Cheerful
  5. Guantanamo.
  6. John Baldessari, Cindy Bernard, and James Welling: Photo Edition
  7. Half-Light
  8. Peter Hadfield  and Cameron McKague: Drought
  9. Prefix Photo Issue 35
  10. Stephen Gill: Hackney Wick
  11. Thomas Mailaender: The Night Climbers of Cambridge
  12. Jesus Days
  13. A Sudden Drop
  14. Benjamin Freedman: MOON ROCK
  15. Benjamin Freedman: METEOR THROUGH TELESCOPE
  16. A Sudden Drop Collector’s Edition
  17. Jordan Scott: Clearance Process
  18. Stephen Gill: Coming Up For Air
  19. Roger Bywater, Richard Edson, and Louis Ford: Movie Life
  20. Nicholas Gottlund and Suzanna Zak: The Copier
  21. Paul Collins: VENT
  22. Brad Elterman: Villa Le Rêve
  23. Peter MacCallum: Documentary Projects 2005 - 2015
  24. Seth Fluker: Broken Clouds
  25. Mira Mexico
  26. Justin Yong: gentle
  27. Un Ano de Basura (One Year of Garbage)
  28. Tess Roby: succession of divers into the pool
  29. Robin Nishio: Wailed
  30. Smoke Room 4
  31. Smoke Room 3
  32. Eric Doeringer: Autobiography (after Sol LeWitt)
  33. Katrin Koffman: Ensembles Assembled: In Full Color
  34. Nein, Onkel
  35. Miklós Klaus Rózsa
  36. Jason Koxvold: Calle Tredici Martiri
  37. David Severn: Whitby Goth Weekend
  38. Andrew Dodds: Lost in Space
  39. Barb Choit: Ten Shows