Pictures at an Exhibition
My current project brings a life-long interest in street photography – particularly its tradition of portraying a vanishing, even invisible human moment within the abstract geometry of an urban space – into art museums and public monuments. Using the works themselves, and the lighting, geometry, and surfaces of these carefully designed sets as a kind of impromptu studio or stage, I am endeavoring to reveal the silent but complex drama that unfolds in these spaces. As I hope these few images suggest, there is irony, humor, and often profound emotion in these encounters. Just as a well-designed stage mirrors the inner life of the actor, these photographs attempt to compose a space that uncovers and respects the emotional experience of museum visitors as they witness and respond to powerful works of art.