A contemporary art photography series by artist Lincoln Schatz that explores the daily changes of Lake Michigan since September 2015.

Lake Michigan is always and never the same. It is the nature of change. Its depths reflect a human truth: we are constantly evolving even as we stand in the same skin. Photographing Lake Michigan is my daily ritual. I witness its shifts and moods. By capturing discrete moments, I chronicle the passage of time. There is no constant, there is no end. LAKE SERIES is an ongoing exploration that began in September 2015.  Information on the print edition can be found here.

A selection of photographs from the Lake Series appear in the book Transience

Cadence, a new video by Lincoln Schatz, that meditates upon Lake Michigan over the course of June to July in 2019 can be seen here.

Lake Series Photographs By Year, 2015 to 2019

Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2015
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2016
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2017
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2018
Lake Series, Lake Michigan, 2019

November 2019

Lake Michigan, November 15th, 2019
Lake Michigan, November 14th, 2019
Lake Michigan, November 13th, 2019
Lake Michigan, November 12th, 2019
Lake Michigan, November 11th, 2019
Lake Michigan, November 8th, 2019
Lake Michigan, November 7th, 2019
An almost still day with a clear blue sky and water on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, November 5th, 2019
a light gray blue day on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, November 4th, 2019
Light clouds in a blue sky over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, November 1st, 2019

October 2019

A gray brown day with fog on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 31st, 2019
green water and a gray cloudy sky over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 30th, 2019
Gray-green day on Lake Michigan with light waves
Lake Michigan, October 29th, 2019
Yellow and purple sky and water mix over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 28th, 2019
a gray day with low light over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 25th, 2019 (1)
pastel gray and green clouds and water
Lake Michigan, October 25th, 2019 (2)
early morning light breaks over the blue waves of Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 24th, 2019
a partly cloudy sky full of light wispy clouds over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 23rd, 2019 (1)
a light gray and yellow morning over Lake Michigan with still water
Lake Michigan, October 23rd, 2019 (1)
a dark sky with light streaming through over a steely Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 22nd, 2019 (1)
a mostly monotone gray morning on Lake Michigan with heavy cloud cover
Lake Michigan, October 22nd, 2019 (2)
a row of clouds above the horizon along Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 21st, 2019
a few light clouds on a slightly windy day over the lake
Lake Michigan, October 19th, 2019
a somewhat hazy morning over Lake Michigan with wispy clouds
Lake Michigan, October 18th, 2019
a gray and cloudy day over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 17th, 2019
a pastel and blue sky with a horizontal cloud over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 17th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan on a heavily cloudy day with silvery light
Lake Michigan, October 16th, 2019 (1)
a very blue day on Lake Michigan with clouds and sun breaking through
Lake Michigan, October 16th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan with light waves and a pastel sky
Lake Michigan, October 15th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan on a gray and still day
Lake Michigan, October 15th, 2019 (2)
An orange sky over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 15th, 2019 (3)
A clear blue sky over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 14th, 2019
Lake Michigan with a clear sky and rippling water
Lake Michigan, October 12th, 2019
Lake Michigan with a storm approaching
Lake Michigan, October 11th, 2019
A dark sky over Lake Michigan next to Chicago
Lake Michigan, October 10th, 2019 (1)
A soft sky over Lake Michigan with slight rolling waves
Lake Michigan, October 10th, 2019 (2)
A light blue sky with deep blue waves on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 8th, 2019
a still blue day with no clouds and slight waves in the water
Lake Michigan October 7th, 2019
A windy day over Lake Michigan with waves
Lake Michigan, October 5th, 2019
A stormy day over Lake Michigan with dark waves and clouds
Lake Michigan, October 4th, 2019
A light gray day over the lake
Lake Michigan, October 3rd, 2019 (1)
A gray day on Lake Michigan with heavy clouds and a sliver of light on the horizon
Lake Michigan, October 3rd, 2019 (2)
A dark and stormy morning on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 2nd, 2019
The sun emerges on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, October 1st, 2019

September 2019

a light blue sky with slight clouds over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 27th, 2019
clear blue sky over a rippling Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 26th, 2019
hazy light filters through cloud coverage over the lake
Lake Michigan, September 25th, 2019
clouds in a blue sky over a still lake michigan
Lake Michigan, September 24th, 2019 (1)
cloudy sky with yellowish light
Lake Michigan, September 24th, 2019 (2)
clear blue sky with deep blue water
Lake Michigan, September 23rd, 2019
gray and purple tones in a cloudy sky over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 20th, 2019 (1)
cloudy and hazy blue gray day over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 20th, 2019 (2)
light clouds in a blue sky over a deep blue lake
Lake Michigan, September 19th, 2019
dark blue waves with a clear sky
Lake Michigan, September 18th, 2019
a gray and cloudy day over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 17th, 2019
foggy and gray green day on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 16th, 2019
blue green day with a cloudy sky and still water
Lake Michigan, September 13th, 2019 (3)
gray and yellow cloudy sky with still water
Lake Michigan, September 13th, 2019 (2)
sunlight peeking through heavy clouds over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 13th, 2019 (1)
an almost textureless blue cloudy sky over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 12th, 2019
blue overcast sky and an almost entirely still Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 11th, 2019 (2)
a sliver of light hits the water at the horizon of Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 11th, 2019 (1)
sun streams through heavy clouds over a very dark and roiling Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 10th, 2019 (2)
sunlight on a dark Lake Michigan with heavy cloud coverage
Lake Michigan, September 10th, 2019 (1)
a cloudy sky over a silvery lake
Lake Michigan, September 6th, 2019 (2)
a light gray day with diffuse sunlight
Lake Michigan, September 6th, 2019 (1)
a storm settles over lake michigan with heavy clouds and deep blue water
Lake Michigan, September 5th, 2019
a light blue clear sky with clouds on the horizon of a windy day on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, September 4th, 2019
a dramatic dark lake and sky with hazy yellow light
Lake Michigan, September 3rd, 2019 (2)
a dramatic dark lake and sky with hazy yellow light
Lake Michigan, September 3rd, 2019

August 2019

light wispy clouds over a slightly wavy Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, August 30th, 2019
light blue sky and water with some clouds
Lake Michigan, August 29th, 2019
an almost unmoving lake with a few clouds in a light blue sky
Lake Michigan, August 28th, 2019
big clouds fill a light blue sky and reflect off the still lake water
Lake Michigan, August 27th, 2019 (2)
a hazy day with diffuse light and thin clouds
Lake Michigan, August 27th, 2019
a green Lake Michigan with heavy diffuse cloud coverage
Lake Michigan, August 26th, 2019
blue lake and sky with a couple of small clouds in the middle of the sky
Lake Michigan, August 23rd, 2019
metallic and cloudy sky and lake
Lake Michigan, August 13th, 2019
a flat gray sky and lake with low light
Lake Michigan, August 12th, 2019 (2)
a gray and cloudy morning with peach overtones on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, August 12th, 2019 (1)
blue clear sky and slight waves on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, August 9th, 2019
blue clear sky and slight waves on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, August 8th, 2019
still blue sky with a rolling wave on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, August 7th, 2019
heavy and dark clouds cover a lake with silvery sun
Lake Michigan, August 6th, 2019 (2)
the sun begins to break through clouds
Lake Michigan, August 6th, 2019 (1)
light blue sky with some clouds and a still Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, August 5th, 2019
Lake Michigan, August 2nd, 2019
a clear blue sky with slight waves
Lake Michigan, August 1st, 2019

July 2019

Lake Michigan, July 23rd, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 22nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 19th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 19th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 18th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 17th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 17th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 16th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 15th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 12th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 11th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 10th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 9th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 8th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 5th, 2019
Lake Michigan, July 3rd, 2019
a storm rolls in over Lake Michigan, dark waves forming
Lake Michigan, July 2nd, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, July 2nd, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, July 1st, 2019

June 2019

Lake Michigan, June 21st, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 20th, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 19th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 19th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 18th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 18th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 17th, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 14th, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 13th, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 12th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, June 12th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, June 11th, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 10th, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 4th, 2019
Lake Michigan, June 3rd, 2019

May 2019

Pure orange light at dawn over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, May 31st, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 30th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 29th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 28th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 28th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 27th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 24th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 23rd, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 22nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 21st, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 20th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 17th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 16th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 15th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 14th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 14th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 13th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 11th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 10th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, May 9th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, May 8th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 7th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 6th, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 3rd, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 2nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, May 1st, 2019

April 2019

wrinkled green water with a gray blue sky
Lake Michigan, April 30th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 30th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 29th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 29th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 26th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 25th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 25th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 24th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 24th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 24th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 23rd, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 22nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 19th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 18th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, April 18th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 18th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 17th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 16th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 16th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 15th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 12th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 11th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 10th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 9th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 6th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 6th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 5th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 4th, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 3rd, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, April 3rd, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, April 2nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, April 1st, 2019

March 2019

Lake Michigan, March 29th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 28th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 22nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 21st, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 20th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 19th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 18th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 18th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 15th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 14th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 13th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 12th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 8th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 7th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 6th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 6th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 5th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 4th, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 3rd, 2019
Lake Michigan, March 2nd, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, March 2nd, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, March 1st, 2019

February 2019

Lake Michigan, February 28th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 28th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 27th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 27th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 27th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 26th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 26th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 25th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 25th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 24th, 2019
Lake Michigan, February 22nd, 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, February 22nd, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 22nd, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 22nd, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 21st, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 21st, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 20th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 20th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 19th, 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, February 19th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 19th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 19th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 18th, 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, February 18th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 18th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 18th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 16th, 2019
Lake Michigan, February 15th, 2019
Lake Michigan, February 14th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 14th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 13th, 2019
Lake Michigan, February 12th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 12th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 12th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 11th, 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, February 11th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 11th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 11th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 10th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 10th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 9th, 2019 (6)
Lake Michigan, February 9th, 2019 (5)
Lake Michigan, February 9th, 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, February 9th, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 9th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 9th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 8th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 8th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 7th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 7th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 6th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 6th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 5th, 2019
Lake Michigan, February 4th, 2019
Lake Michigan, February 3rd, 2019 (5)
Lake Michigan, February 3rd, 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, February 3rd, 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, February 3rd, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, February 3rd, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, February 2nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, February 1st, 2019

January 2019

Lake Michigan, January 31st, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 31st, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 30th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 30th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 29th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 28th 2019
Lake Michigan, January 27th 2019
Lake Michigan, January 26th 2019 (4)
Lake Michigan, January 26th 2019 (3)
Lake Michigan, January 26th 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 26th 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 25th, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 25th, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 24th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 23rd, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 22nd, 2019 (2)
Lake Michigan, January 22nd, 2019 (1)
Lake Michigan, January 21st, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 18th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 17th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 16th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 15th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 14th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 11th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 10th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 9th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 8th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 7th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 4th, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 3rd, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 2nd, 2019
Lake Michigan, January 1st, 2019