Whether in your landscapes or your abstract paintings you always remain on a very frontal monochrome. Is it an ideal, a constraint or simply a signature ?
I think it does represent something like an idéal. I do like to think that most, if not all of my vantage points are based on human observation. Maybe we could say they are about an allegory around seeing.
After a long succession of monochromatics and abstracts your work is now based on the « daily poetry » which is made with everyday items. Which direction your work is taking today ?
My work continues to examine the everyday. I feel like the new procès I am using allows me to consider a wide range of subject matter and genres….somehow the blue neutralizes the subject. I want to build a catalog of sorts. Something that represents everything I have always been interested in making photos of.
Your artworks are mostly scale-less, if you had to qualify them, would you say they are infinitely small or big ?
That’s a really cool obervation. It’s funny because I am very particular about scale in my prints. I project all of my images before I print them to determine a precise size that works for me.
What you are talking about is different though. I would say that many of my images are about the dialectic between those two extrêmes.
Raised in town or countryside ?
I was raised in the city of Buffalo, New York but spent a lot of time in the countryside with my father who was a geologist and educator.
First picture you loved ?
Not the coolest answer but probably something by Ansel Adams. I have been making photographs since I was 13.
Early artist ?
Probably Lee Friedlander or Edward Weston.
Smiling person ?
Describe the way you dance
You dont want to know….it isnt pretty.
Things yours dreams are made of ?
The other 90% of my brain we dont have access to….
Altered state of mind ?
I’ve been there.
Favorite actor ?
Hmmmm…Joaquin Phoenix . Particularly in I’m Still Here.
Favorite photographer ?
Man Ray or Roe Ethridge or Paul Outerbridge for that matter
Favorite raw vegetable ?
Carrots and Kale
Favorite album ?
Robert Pollard’s Kid Marine
Favorite movie scene ?
Closing scène in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris
Favorite Beatles’ song ?
You‘ve Got to Hide Your Love Away or A Day In The Life
Do you often travel for work?
I have, but most of my favorite images are made in close proximity to where I live or have lived.
The decade or era you’d liked to live in?
1960’s of course
What’s your biggest fear ?
Probably rats…..or failure.
Any sports ?
Scott Norwood from the NY Buffalo Bills