The following are two collections of photographs that I have completed. You can also find me on Instagram.
Waiting, So Tired of Waiting
On the evening following the chaotic 2020 US presidential election, uncertainty became oppressive, with many waiting in suspense for an answer to the question of whether a four-year long experiment in American nightmare-making had finally reached an end. It also coincided with a difficult day personally, while frustration with the necessary smallness of my world resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic throbbed. For relief I set out after dark to climb the hill behind my neighborhood in Stuttgart with a camera slung over my shoulder. I had no particular goal, but resolved to work quickly and spontaneously, abandoning my usual approach of composing shots geometrically, not paying too much attention to focus or camera jitter, experimenting with motion and blur. When I reviewed the images over the following days, I discovered a collection that felt both diverse in technique and coherent in mood. This resulting photozine is intimately connected to what I was feeling that evening and I share it as a response to the ways in which many have been experiencing the world over the past year.
Waiting, So Tired of Waiting was published by Smooth Space Editions in 2021 in a limited edition of 25. Visit Smooth Space Editions for more details and ordering information.
Anywhere: Photographs 2010-2019
Anywhere is a photobook project consisting of 79 color images, taken at locations in the United States and Europe between 2010 and 2019. The images have been selected and sequenced in an effort to use photography to find order and value in ambivalent places — the places we ignore on the way to a destination, the places we avoid, the places we suffer through, the places we thought we knew intimately but that become transfigured when looked at from new perspectives. At once distinguished by a blankness of tone and a rigorous attention to composition, the collection proposes the value of seeing in ways that enable us to find wonder while traversing the ubiquitous banal landscapes that surround us.
Anywhere was initially printed as a dummy edition of 10 copies in April 2019. In addition to the images, the book contains an essay, “Ten Theses on Anywhere,” proposing some concepts defining the project. A limited number of copies is available through Smooth Space Editions.