Lake Louise, silver gelatin print, 16 x 20” / acrylic paint on photo paper,  4 x 6”, 2018

This vantage point of Lake Louise is the most photographed site in Canada. Here I consider the photographic rituals driving visual, cultural myths that reduce a natural wonder to a mere image. I considered the postcard image of Lake Louise and hand-painted 16 4x6 paintings of this postcard on translucent paper. I exposed the paintings to light in the darkroom to contact print and reproduce each painting. The resultant black-and-white print reflects the flattening of the experience of this site into a recording of light.