Same Location, Multiple Perspectives | Catherine Lange & Michael L. Ruth

Same Location, Multiple Perspectives | Catherine Lange & Michael L. Ruth

In 2021 and 2022 photographers Catherine Lange and Michael L. Ruth captured images of water and woods in the same Midwestern locations but from their own unique perspectives. Using multiple time-lapse and long-exposure images, Ruth aims for photographs that aren’t ‘your standard snapshot of a river’ while Lange’s photos of still lifes in nature are meant to ‘create a sense of dreamlike perception.’  

About the Artists:

CATHERINE LANGE earned her B.A. in visual arts from DePaul University in Chicago and completed graduate study in photography at the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology. She has worked in communications, publishing, and graphic arts in Chicago, New York, and Wisconsin. In 2006, she broke her tie to urban living, working in Rochester, Minn., which felt like a small town compared to Chicago. After that, she moved to a “really small town” in central Wisconsin and then moved farther north in 2011 to Washburn, Wisc., on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay. She has served on the board of the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and has also served on the Wisconsin Arts Board. In addition to being an active photographer, graphic designer, editor, painter, and occasional poet, she is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a Tai Chi instructor.

MICHAEL L. RUTH earned a B.A. in Photography and Cinema from Ohio State, an M.Ed. in Graphic Communications from UW-Stout, and an ED.D. from University of Minnesota. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, leaving home at 15 years of age, he has lived in seven states. He has held jobs from stable boy, baler of hay, taxi driver, construction worker, account clerk, printer, pit crew for an NHRA team as well as a Land Speed Record motorcycle team, advertising production manager, TV set and graphic designer, and concert rigger, ending up teaching animation and special effects at Minnesota State University Moorhead. After 28 years living in Fargo-Moorhead, he retired and moved to Detroit, where he lived for five years working as an events production coordinator. Michael returned to Minnesota in the summer of 2019 where he is busy creating photographic images and Op Art.

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