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Erik Schmitt

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Warehouse 4, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 82x42 © erik schmitt
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Warehouse 15, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 61x24 © erik schmitt
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Building 2, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 36x24 © erik schmitt
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Warehouse 9, 2 Archival Pigment Print 36x24 © erik schmitt
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Warehouse 10, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 56x24 © erik schmitt
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Warehouse 5, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 82x42 © erik schmitt
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Fading #3, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Fading 4, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Fading 10, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Fading 11, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Fading 2, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Fading 1, 2009 Digital Print Various © Erik Schmitt
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Fading 8, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Paris decaying, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Medicina Decaying, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions
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Moliere Decaying, 2009 Ink Jet Print Various Dimensions © Erik Schmitt
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Utah
Birth year
1958
Lives in
Berkeley
Works in
Berkeley
Schools
Kala Art Institute, 2009
Owens Valley Photography Workshop, 1995
California College of the Arts, 1993, BFA
Tags
conceptual, modern, photography, digital
Statement

My work is often focused on our perception of space within and around the built environment, and notions of entropy. Although the imagery is largely devoid of a human presence, there are human traces and marks upon and within the structures and objects I photograph. These marks are witness to the lives that have come into contact with these physical forms and spaces. One result of the photographic process is the isolation of a fragment out of the stream of time, and a photograph inherently has a relationship to entropy. For this reason I consider photography to be the ideal medium for exploring the evolving material world.