Divers examine photographs by Austrian photographer Andreas Franke along the deck of Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg artificial reef, 90 feet deep in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key West, Florida, in this photograph taken on August 4, 2011.
Franke, who is known for his complex postproduction and digital renderings, created and installed a dozen digitally composited images using photos he shot of the Vandenberg a year earlier. Two of the 12 Plexiglas-enclosed 20 sq.ft. images include a girl catching butterflies on the sunken-ships deck as well a bartender pouring drinks for dancing voyagers; the sort of ethereal imagery associated with much of Franke‚Äôs work.
via TIME online, August 2011
The series of 12 photographs entitled ‘Life Below the Surface’ (were) viewed installed…… to withstand the more than wet conditions, each piece print is encased between sheets of plexiglas encased by a stainless steel frame¬†¬†whereby a silicon seal helps deter water from entering. the artworks are attached to the ship by strong magnets which offer a¬†damage free removal at the end of the exhibition.
‘Mystified scenes of the past that play in a fictional space. dreamworlds, where you can get lost or you can identify with. This makes new and unexpected atmosphere.’ – Andreas Franke
VIEW THE EXHIBITION – HERE // staudinger-franke.at/vandenberg