The Shallows

Photography (department)

Silver Gelatin Print and book

Sophie Xu, Miles Schleifer, Rodrigo Munnecom, Mabel Ranselli, Sybren Tieleman

To capture an entity with fathomless depth, a natural force in perpetual motion, and submerge beneath its vast, ecstatic surface… To risk the slightest, nightly view into its shallow depth, not unlike the deceptive thinness of black ice, and wade through wavy tides… To admire the gentle movement, produced by unknown agitation, and it’s persistent washing away all that was there, just a moment ago… An expedition to freeze all this in an instant, and preserve it forever, like the polished glaciers on Enceladus that cover a secret, extraterrestrial ocean in cosmic space…