Portfolio > Collage 2020

Over the years I have worked on a diversity of photographic problems, sometimes photographing out in the world and other times photographing in the studio. I value the dialogue that those two modes provide and how they influence one another. I had been working on a project, one out in the world with crowds of people in small enclosed interior spaces. And then COVID 19 showed up. The danger was very real so I ended that project. I’ve been in self-imposed isolation for months and anticipate this continuing for an indeterminate amount of time. I am keeping to myself and limiting myself to my studio work.

As I shifted from working out in the world to working solely in the studio, I began a body of work titled Collage 2020. I began tearing up work prints and proof prints that I usually toss into the recycling bin but instead, began making collages with the torn pieces. I photographed the pieces and combined and processed the images using a computer. The work relies on the role of my subconscious. Inside there is a mix. Of clarity and confusion. Insight and neurosis. Joy and sadness. Happiness and despair. More questions than answers, the photographs offer a glimpse into my life, both directly through their subject matter and metaphorically through their style. It’s a strange and disturbing time for me but I am grateful to have something that feels valuable to focus on and that provides me with gratification.

Collage 3226
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 3271
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2597
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2775
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2570
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2716
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2726
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2715
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2706
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2709
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2602
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2556
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2573
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2509
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2576
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2453
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2451
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 5276
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 5273
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 5259
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 5243
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2484
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2461
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 5274
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2509
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 5266
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2671
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2709
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020
Collage 2783
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag Paper
2020