About the Work
Mark Borthwick continues the tradition of the Hudson River School in finding spiritual salvation through nature. By letting bits of light into the back of his camera and slightly exposing its film, Borthwick creates dreamlike color clouds that shadow his photographs with soft lavenders and rich reds. His commercial work includes a Cat Power album cover as well as editorial work for the likes of Purple, Pop and Vogue. His mixed feelings toward this industry might best be described by the name of his mid-career survey, "Not in Fashion." Give him nameless lakes -- over Louis Vuitton -- and he's happy.