"Untitled (St. Francis Dam)" (2009)

"Untitled (St. Francis Dam)," 2009
C-print, 71 1/2 x 93 inches
© Florian Maier-Aichen
Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and 303 Gallery, New York

"I’m probably too much of a photographer; I can’t start from scratch. I like to use a photograph as a base for my work because it records everything that you need or everything that you want to copy and it’s very precise. For example, at the dam, the best spot is at one curve of the road where you have the best vista."

-Florian Maier-Aichen