October 2017

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While photographing for the Sub/Culture project, I got curious about the video monitors hanging above the platforms. These are for helping the conductors see the far ends of the train before closing the doors, but they look like surveillance apparatus. The noisy picture quality and battered metal helps, lending an …

Here’s a typical un-project: a group of images born in the editing process, given shape, meaning, narrative, etc. entirely retrospectively. I suspect almost everyone with a camera works like this, at least sometimes. Many don’t work any other way. Did Gary Winogrand ever set out to do a project, in …

And now for your viewing pleasure, a failed experiment. In 2012 and 2013, I was spending a lot of time in the subways with a camera around my neck, working on the project that would become Sub/Culture. I started noticing where the ads weren’t … the painted black rectangles that …

This blog is a bit of an experiment, to make room for ideas that are less groomed than a formal essay, but maybe more thoughtful (or longwinded) than what suits a tweet or Facebook post. I’m likewise hoping to share photographs that don’t quite feel like a project, but are …