John Lehr

Low Relief

Low Relief


The photographs in the series Low Relief depict the skin of the city; surfaces and facades that have been transformed by human interaction and reimagined through subjective perception. Lehr’s approach in making this work included photographing both in the world and in a make-shift studio using natural sunlight and found materials. Regardless where the subjects were photographed they were always rendered in a 1:1 scale. The prints maintain an uncanny verisimilitude even as they highlight the difference between a photograph and its referent. The gestures embedded in the works are records of physicality that hover in a space between the tactile and the intangible.

Selected Installation Images

To view all installation images, visit Exhibitions