Icons of Wyoming, Real and Imagined

Since moving to Wyoming I’ve noticed certain images that the west seemings to hold onto particularly strongly.  These tend to embody both the reality of life out here and the myths that are held onto.  In my mind, the snow fences are an enduring icon of the West, real and palpable, while the Jackalope and…

The Wyoming Brothel Project

These are images from a project started in collaboration with the sculptor David Jones.  This is the first of what we hope will be a sequence of photographic interpretations of dioramas exploring the history and potentially dystopic future of Wyoming.  We work together to build the sets and photograph them using digital processes and the…

Camera Obscura Portraits

These images were made using a small plywood box room camera.  I would sit inside, the subject outside and photograph directly onto various types of b/w silver gelatin paper.  Some of these are direct negatives, others were made with Harmon positive paper while others are reversal bleach processes of negative papers.  That process was wonderfully…

The Trailer Camera

For a period of time, all my photographic work revolved around the creation of room sized camera obscuras.  In New York and Seattle I converted rooms with views from on high into cameras and shot onto color photo paper.  Upon moving to Wyoming I had to change my process.  I bought a simple box trailer…

Room Sized Color Negative Camera Obscura

This is a body of work I’ve been creating since 2009.  Made by converting rooms with views into cameras and exposing the view directly onto sheets of color photographic paper, the resultant images are one of a kind surreal representations of the world.  Ranging in size from 30″ x 40″ to 90″ x 90″, this…