Whitewater Preserve, Whitewater Canyon, California, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Mecca, California, Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:16 PM


> The NOT_HERE project is series of long exposures of multiple views of the same location, or of multiple elements in the same location, produced with the intent of complicating the idea of the singular image, and of the singular experience of time and place, by finding ways to inject spatial and temporal multiplicity into the final image. Like the "viewer(s) / painter(s)" of Diego Velázquez's Las Meninas, the camera can look left and right — or in front and behind itself — within the duration of the exposure. Differing from images made by layering two or more separate photographs (see NOT_JUST_ONE), these single exposures "accumulate" themselves by allowing light surfaces to erode dark objects and light objects to draw upon dark surfaces. The resulting transparency(s) create a range of physicalities and points of view, some elements solidly there and others fleetingly missing.

> These are not photographs of things or places. They are photographs of relationships between things and the condition(s) of place. Not landscape, but location. Not subject, but situation. One might think that anything or any place would work; rather, the opposite is true. Subjects intrude. These photographs work best when there is no narrative subject locking one's gaze and narrative attention. They accumulate, and do not reduce. They look across, not at. They are slow, not fast.

Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4:19 AM

Alcatraz / Dolphin Swim & Boat Club, San Francisco, California, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 6:26 AM