Sunlanders

Sunlanders

Over the span of five years, Sean Lotman traveled Japan's many islands documenting the Far East archipelago not as it is at this present moment, but as a temporal reality fused with ethereal phenomena. His resulting project, Sunlanders, is thus not a historical document, but a surreal conception of society. It's a way of mystifying banal stereotypes, slipping away into a parallel universe of vivid colors, standstill environments, and dreamy manifestations.
Unique in its experimental burning and dodging techniques, all of the images from the project are scanned from handmade color darkroom prints, inspired by the Technicolor films of his childhood.
Sunlanders was published as a book by Bemojake in 2016.

Sunlanders


Sean Lotman

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