Harbor Bay Parkway, Bay Farm Island, Alameda, California, Friday, September 9, 2016 at 6:43 to 6:44 AM

Payomet Performing Arts Center, Highland Center, Truro, Massachusetts, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:06 to 1:07 PM

Alberto Giacometti: A Retrospective, exhibition organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti, Paris, October 19, 2018 to February 24, 2019, Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, designed by Frank Gehry, 1997, Bilbao, Espania, January 20, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Memorial Passatges, el Memorial de Walter Benjamin, 1990–1994, Dani Karavanhe (1930– ), Cemeterio de Portbou, Portbou, Catalunya (Espanya), Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:19 to 2:27 PM


WHY_WORK(?)

> There are trillions of images in the world; millions more are are added each hour. Not many are ever deleted. Why would anyone ever want to take another? Because there is something new to photograph? Probably not. So why? I am trying to find out. 

> This website is and will always be under construction. I am using it as a structuring device to think more carefully and deeply about images. It is not a blog. Tomorrow you may be reading or seeing something different — added to, subtracted from, changed — or not at all. An idea may just stop in mid-sentence, interrupted with another thought or unsure of its conclusion. As such, this website is more like a working studio than an exhibition space.

> I am not interested in the single moment, the single image, the single point of view. I am interested in the problem of locating oneself in the world physically and temporally. My work relies upon doubling and/or halving, of seeing two or more things simultaneously, and not being able to see the whole of either one.

> I am also interested in how the camera sees things differently than I do. It remembers all that it sees simultaneously, but with the same cancellation of memory that happens when one image overwrites another — much like the way a digital file overwrites itself when saved with the same file name. The camera sees impartially, but purposefully, determined by the settings chosen and the conditions of the scene. It does not decide; it operates.

Whitewater Preserve, Whitewater Canyon, California, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12:56 to 12:57 PM


NOT_HERE

> 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 — at the same time. Differing from images made by layering two or more separate photographs, these single exposures "paint" 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 not.

> 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 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