An introduction via captions

 

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I started photographing in my spare time around 2008.  At that time, I just shot digital.

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At the end of 2011 I was dissatisfied with this process, and started looking for an alternative photographic process to create physical works.

I started making my own silver gelatin film from scratch.

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The point of this process is to create film with voids and flaws.  This introduces randomness in the process.

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When I photograph, I don’t know where the flaws will occur.  Many photographs are lost this way, but when the fates collide I find poetry.

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For my latest show ‘Whatever Comes’ at ABFA, I printed the photographs on 4′ X 6′ glass plates which I coated with emulsion.

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The glass plates are 3/8″ think and weigh 120 lbs each.  They are held by custom welded steel frames and backlit.  Well over 200 lbs.

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Also at the end of 2011, I decided that congruent with focusing on physical works, I would start writing a hand written journal instead of keeping a blog.

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 Much of what you see on this site is scanned pages of my journal which is about my work and personal life.

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In 2014 I spent most of my time shooting in NYC, both polaroids and 3D gifs on the street and in the studio.

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For 2015 I am living in Binghamton NY and currently working on being prolific, creating 4 images a day to post online, and creating 4 pages for my journal every single day for 2015.

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