A solo show by Matthew Brandt opens at Jackson Fine Art on Friday, April 28, and he will speak at the High Museum of Art on Saturday, April 29, at 2pm. The artist is known for his experimental photographs and processes using unexpected materials. For his Lakes and Reservoirsseries, for example, he photographed bodies of water and then used water from them to develop the images. Brandt  received his BFA from the Cooper Union in New York (2004) and his MFA from UCLA (2008). He was one of seven artists featured in the 2015 exhibition “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum in L.A . A solo exhibition of his work, “Sticky/Dusty/Wet,” was presented by the Columbus Museum of Art and traveled to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in 2014. I chatted with the Los Angeles-based artist about his work in general and his new Atlanta-inspired series, titled 1864.