Tuesday, December 15, 2009

civilization

In response to Altoon's recent post on photographing at the Metropolitan Museum, here's a favorite of mine (from spring 09):

Friday, November 27, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

red & cyan




red rectangle with cyan shadows

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Limited Access



Limited Access
(94 pages. Black and white photographs of construction and demolition sites.)
 https://www.createspace.com/3404100  or Amazon.com. $15



            I have an accomplice: the sun. I use it as a pencil to trace the line between visible and not visible, stark black and white. These construction landscapes are simplified, but nothing has been subtracted. Rather, all tonalities have been pushed into a white or black zone. The resulting space is simultaneously implied and obscured; one has to search to see it. Searching is active participation.
            I am especially drawn to the sculptural aspects of buildings on their way up or down, that stage when light still passes through without being caught. Anthropomorphic configurations  of machinery and stacks of materials turn construction sites into a vast playpens.
            The focus of my photography is temporarily visible incidents - from momentary instances of light, to construction sites, pavement anomalies, configurations of shadows and of course graffiti. Everything we perceive is constantly changing, continually in flux, every atom of it, every glimpse is a momentary reading of presences. I use photography as a way of watching and participating in, and documenting, aspects of change.




Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

BRANCHLINES



When I look at winter trees, I see the grammar of drawing. These photographs originated in 2002, on film.

                                                                                      

    





























90 pages, black and white
$14

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

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