Using a 1954 era camera called the Zeiss Taxona, artist Michael Loderstedt has been documenting the transient light, weather, and vernacular details of his street in Cleveland, Ohio which borders Lake Erie.
This neighborhood, originally built of 1900's vacation homes for a German grocer's association, is now home to a group of contemporary lake lovers including the artist and his family.
Michael Loderstedt’s work incorporates photography, printmaking, artists books and installation. His recent projects have examined the first European landing sites in the New World and “garden cities”; utopian urban communities from the early 20th century in both Europe and the United States. His most recent project, a large-format screenprint that when cut and folded creates a mid-century paper ocean liner complete with text in both German and English describing his own family’s immigrant history. Loderstedt lives with his wife, photographer Lori Kella and their son Ethan in Cleveland, Ohio near the shore of Lake Erie.