Exclusive: “Lucid Sea Dreaming” by Dane Peterson (NSFW)

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Dane Peterson captures a possible alternate universe in this series. Leila Thomas and Brook Power freely explore the rocky shores of North Malibu like new inhabitants of a foreign place. Peterson used expired peel-a-part Polaroid and various 35mm stocks to create an ethereal quality in the collection. It is a tangible lucid dream, an afternoon trip, a vortex on the shore. The colors are both muted and exaggerated and the landscape a sublime sort of thing. Thomas and Power both appear as natural to their surroundings as the jutting cliffs and expansive sea. They are an affirmation that if we come from the sea, it is to the sea we go back again.

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