Saturday, May 26, 2007

Stacking I

Some found stacked objects are inexplicably appealing. Some stacks resemble sculpture.

Here are two views of a stack of lumber in South America.

Friday, May 25, 2007

The Studio Wall

It's great to evaluate images on a computer screen, but it's sometimes necessary to see images in hard copy format on the studio wall.

Here are different proofs drawn from the same image. (Some postage stamps are here, too. Sometimes it's easiest to find them when they are taped to the middle of the wall!)

The image is a self-portrait of a model based in the United Kingdom. I'd commissioned her to take photos of herself, holding up the front page of her local newspaper in her apartment on a particular day in late 2004, as a part of a series, titled, Proof Of Life.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Precisionism Vs. Expressionism

While visiting Milan in 2005, I came across the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and briefly wandered its hallways. I found these two contrasting displays, a bulletin board and a schedule of classes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


When I buy an unpackaged pen, I usually scribble on a notepad to see if it works.

I'm sort of scribbling here to see if this blog is functioning.

The photo posted above is being used for a series I'm working on. It is a custom-made stock photo, a self-portrait of a model based in Maine. I'd commissioned her to take photos of herself in this particular pose, using a digital camera that has a self-timer. This photograph and a few others are being used as props, photographs taped or pinned onto a wall in the background of works from a series in-progress.

I commissioned a model in Arkansas to produce stock photographs of herself for this series, as well.

Rani (In the Studio), 2007, c-print, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm.), edition of 9

Before commissioning these particular self-portraits, I used photographed that I'd taken, depicting a model posing in Central Park. Here is a depiction of one of these photographs being taped onto a wall in the In the Studio series.