Category Archives: Photography

Tent-Camera Image On Ground: Rooftop View Of The Brooklyn Bridge, 2010 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Tent Camera

Images on the Ground: Since 1991 I have con­verted rooms into Cam­era Obscuras in order to phở­to­graph the strange and delight­ful meet­ing of the out­side world with the room’s inte­rior. In an effort to find new ways to use this … Con­tinue read­ing

Camera Obscura: View of Central Park Looking  North-Fall, 2008 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Camera Obscura

I made my first pic­ture using cam­era obscura tech­niques in my dark­ened liv­ing room in 1991. In set­ting up a room to make this kind of phở­to­graph, I cover all win­dows with black plas­tic in order to achieve total dark­ness. … Con­tinue read­ing

The Metropolitan Opera: Romeo and Juliet Set, 2005 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Theater

In some ways I feel that phở­tog­ra­phy involves a kind of the­ater. Phở­tographs take things from the real world and con­vert them into two-dimensional, make-believe pic­tures. This trans­for­ma­tional process…

Nadelman/Hopper -Yale University Art Gallery, 2008 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Museums

Phở­tograph­ing in Muse­ums: A num­ber of years ago, I was an artist-in-residence at the Isabella Gard­ner Museum in Boston. There, I was free to walk, med­i­tate and slowly choose what inter­ested me about the space to phở­to­graph. The expe­ri­ence was … Con­tinue read­ing

$40,000, 2006 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Money

Money is on the minds of the rich, poor and every­body in the mid­dle and so I find it an inter­est­ing sub­ject. Its allure usu­ally has dark under­tones but that’s not what interests me…

A Mad Tea Party, 1998 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Alice in Wonderland

When I began to make phở­tographs illus­trat­ing this book by Lewis Car­roll I had in mind that books them­selves should form the archi­tec­ture and land­scape where the story takes place…

Microcosmos: Photogram of Water on Film, 2012 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Photograms

A phở­togram is a phở­to­graphic image made with­out a cam­era. It involves plac­ing things on the sur­face of a light sen­si­tive mate­r­ial and then expos­ing them to light. Tra­di­tion­ally this process has been done using phở­to­graphic paper…

Fern 6, Cliche-Verre, 2009 © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Cliché-Verres

Trans­lated from French, ‘cliché-verre’ means glass pic­ture. The 19th cen­tury French painters Corot, Mil­let, Daubigny and oth­ers, used this method of mak­ing pic­tures, which involves cre­at­ing a hand made neg­a­tive. These artists took pieces of flat glass, smoked them with … Con­tinue read­ing

Two Books of Astronomy, 1996 © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Books

One day in 1993 I was look­ing at a book of works by El Greco. Is I turned a page, its sur­face caught light from a win­dow at a funny angle, chang­ing a repro­duc­tion of a paint­ing into a shim­mer­ing … Con­tinue read­ing