Bathers & Waters « MK Simqu Foltz

Bathers & Waters

Why bathers & waters?

“I believe that water can serve as a friendly and native
element for human beings—one that invites them to
disclose themselves more openly than usual. When people are
encompassed by such a primordial medium they often be-
come more elemental and primordial themselves. A purification
ritual can take place to the extent that one is made whole by the water,
although we are culturally unprepared to trust the elements entirely.
Perhaps this is indicative of our relation to the cosmos at large.”

Why photograph with a plastic lens?

“My Bathers & Waters photographs were made with Diana, Banner, and Arrow cameras. All three cameras have plastic lenses that yield an image that approximates human vision rather than altering our perception with a computer enhanced vision of artificial hyper-clarity.”

— Excerpted from an interview by Martha Charoudi (Associate Curator of Photography at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art) with MK SIMQU Foltz.

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