In preparation for my extended stay as the Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, I have begun photographing a new body of work.
In late May, I was awarded the Stuart Abelson Graduate Research Fellowship for a project that I had proposed in Brazil. By early July I was on a plane, and over the following 12 days created A Conversão de São Paulo, a series that consists of 27 images arranged as triptych altarpieces. Each of the altars is based on a biblical story and features models from an Evangelic church in São Paulo.
While the work explores the Evangelic community in Brazil, it also brings in various elements of contemporary Brazilian life.
Long Leg Warmer. 2013. 42″ x 75″ printed.
2012. 42″ x 75″
Print dimensions: 42 x 75 inches. Always more to come…
This summer I was extremely busy. In addition to trying to make new work, I was also on commission for Datalogic, a company based in Bologna, Italy but that has factories and distribution sites around the world. They asked me, for their 40th anniversary, to travel around the world to a number of their factories and photograph their workers, with the end product being a book.
I traveled for 8 weeks and on three continents photographing several hundred of the people that I found most interesting. The book was printed in October and I was back in Bologna for the release. I thought I would share a few of the images from the commission below the fold.