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Following a job I landed in west-central North Dakota in 2013 in the midst of a oil boom and recovery from a major flood that devastated the town of Minot. It seemed like a perfect fit between my interest in ideas of landscape and photography. Over the years, it has become more than just a photographic project, this place is now home. The work surveys many things, but seems to return over and over to housing.
Taken across North and South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Saskatchewan, these images follow a long lineage of photographic abstraction. Influenced by Charles Sheeler's images of New York City and River Rouge Ford Plant, my work attempts to reinterpret his vision and place it within a Mid-western context. Like the industrial Ford plant and the hard lines of New York City’s skyline, the local grain elevator is continually transformed by the play of light and shadow that creep over and around the corrugated angles and lines.
The Topos/Chora is a collection of documentary photographs from my time spent as the Artist-in-Residence on the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaelogical Project (PKAP) on the Island of Cyprus. The work is composed of several sub-series including portraits within the landscape, composites of multiple imagery, detail and general landscape images. Read more about PKAP and the work here.
Over the past few years I have been experimenting with a variety of alternative photographic processes; namely Van Dyke, Cyanotype, and Ziatype. Accompanying many of these works was/is the desire to move photography out of the standard mat and frame, to emphasize the physicality of the the photographic object. Several series are included within this group of slides.
This series of photographs engages vernacular architecture in a manner influenced by Modernity's attempt to flatten the picture plane. Most resembling the work of Lewis Baltz, the images attempt to abstract and reduce the image into line, shape and color fields.