“Photography as an art form is paradox perfected. Photography precariously balances the objective of letting one see light, while concealing the details in shadow. It is a nuanced art form; elusive and uncompromising in its own truth. In that, photography is much like the Great Lakes themselves. Nuanced. Uncompromising. Elusive.
With seemingly endless coasts, it will visually surrender to the wanderer only what it wants revealed. In this withholding, we discover its force, and its peace. This is why I make photographs. This is why I continue in my pursuit to better comprehend our Great Lakes, the Fresh Coast.”
- Photographer Ed Wargin