Los Angeles based artist Marten Elder creates photographs containing seductive, brilliant colours that, at first glance, mask the essentially documentary nature of his work. Elder’s images capture the city he lives in and the ordinary objects that surround him in striking hues, however they are primarily rigorous formal explorations of composition and depth of field, photographic problems he encounters in translating a three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional image.

For 01 Magazine Issue No.9, Emmy Lee Wall caught up with Elder to ask him a few questions about his practice. Read the interview here.

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