In the summer of 2005 I photographed Robert Smithson‘s “Spiral Jetty” at Rozel Point in the Great Salt Lake, Utah with black and white infrared film. Would infrared film capture the hidden spirit of this unusual site? The juxtapositions of water, rocks, and salt in this environment were perfect for recording infrared light. Smithson wanted to create a sense of the primordial past and infrared film does just that—a past and a future—constantly changing with the Great Salt Lake. As the sun shifts and the tides change the Spiral Jetty appears and disappears.
All Images: 2005, Platinum Prints