Michael Zuhorski  

    An Apparition           
    Eyes Make the Horizon




2015 – 2018

In November 2015 I moved the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a geographically isolated region situated between the northern Great Lakes. My motive was to photograph the landscape over a period of several years, to immerse myself in its isolation. This body of work resulted.

The presence of water is ubiquitous in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It dominated my attention and my movement through the landscape. I was drawn to photograph the wetlands, rivers, and lakes that cut through and surround the peninsula. My attention was trained on the amorphousness of water, its psychological evocativeness, and the way it intensifies the region’s isolation. These photographs articulate my experience of this isolation. They reflect the landscape’s effect upon my state of mind and my mind’s effect upon the landscape.