Australia , Michael Angus / Murray Fredericks / 2009 / 28‘
December 30, 2010
SALT is a short documentary on photographer Murray Fredericks’ extreme journeys to capture the heart of the world’s most featureless landscape on Lake Eyre, South Australia. Every year photographer Murray Fredericks ventures to the middle of a desolate salt flat in remote South Australia. His journey isn’t a quest for adventure or spiritual transcendence — this is clear whenever he casually picks up his satellite phone to chat with his family back home. Rather, he sets out to see — to really see — what happens in a place that might literally be the middle of nowhere. Between long-distance quarrels with his wife and hours of sheer boredom, Fredericks compiles a catalogue of stunning time-lapse and still photography and finds that, in the midst of nothingness, there is everything.