Series > Fragments of the Everyday

The Fragments of the Everyday series is inspired by the act of people-watching. Together, the selected image fragments sidestep the expected, singular photographic moment while recovering an approximation of people-watching, informing a necessarily incomplete, open-ended, and biased synthesis of observed passersby within an everyday public space. Just as in people-watching, I pick up on only the most notable external signifiers of who those depicted are via their appearance, apparent relationships, and activities. The resulting constellations of imagery represent social image-texts that withhold authoritative, quickly legible narratives in favor of slow, investigative reading. Viewers participate by reenacting the interpretive processes of people-watching, using the visual information and relative juxtapositions of provided imagery as clues to develop their own estimations of identities and narratives. I hope to implicate viewers as actively constructing their view of Others from influential social paradigms in which we all participate and shape over time.

Kaufmann Way #1 (triptych)
Photographic Composite
39in x ~78in
2018
Seen in Public, first glance (Cleveland, August 2016)
Photographic Mural / 3M Envision Print Wrap Film
20ft x 30ft
2016
Kaufmann Way #1 (Right Portion)
Photography, Aluminum Photographic Print Installation
72.6"h x 46.7"w x 1.8"d
2012
Kaufmann Way #1 (Detail)
Photography
72.6"h x 46.7"w x 1.8"d
2012
Brief Encounter
Photography
13.65"h x 20.48"w
2012
Crossing Paths
Photography
13.65"h x 20.48"w
2011
Cross the Way
Photography
13.65"h x 20.48"w
2012
Author(ity)
Photography
81.92"h x 122.8"w
2011
Kaufmann Way #1
Photography
6.5'h x 10.2'w x 2"d (Once Materialized)
2012
Kaufmann Way #1 (Crowd Detail 1)
Photography
6.5'h x 10.2'w x 2"d (Once Materialized)
2012
Sbarro Hands 1
Photography
TBD
2011