Vera Lutter (born 1960 in Kaiserslautern, DE) is an award winning New York based artist working in a variety of digital media, including image projection installation, film and sound recording. She is best known for her use of a room-sized camera obscura, which she uses to capture large-scale black-and-white negative images typically depicting urban and industrial landscapes (Urban Landscapes, 1994-2010; Transportation & Voyage,… Read more
About the artwork
Vera Lutter travelled to Venice multiple times in order to photograph the renowned Renaissance architecture of the city. Known for her images of iconic landmarks, such as the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York, produced using a camera obscura, Lutter's depiction of Venice captures the great expanse of the Grand Canal and the instantly recognizable view of the city, rendered less familiar due to the inversion of black and white. Her images have a distinctly spectral quality, primarily due to the ghostly essence of the body of water, appearing mirage-like and rippling due to the long exposure.