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Outtake from a shoot I did last weekend. Almost done editing the photo. Cannot wait to show it off!!
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This is the first of a series I am starting. It is inspired by a book I recently found while visiting Powell’s Books in Portland, Or. The book is called “Evidence” by Luc Sante. It is a collection of crime scene photos taken by the NYPD from 1914 to 1918. I was intrigued by these photographs. Most of the photos are in no way attached to any explanation of the scenes they capture. The victims lie anonymous in their final postures. Sante discusses the fact that they are mostly ordinary people who lived their lives under the public radar. The capturing of each victim in these photographs after their death becomes a sort of revelation of ordinary existence, the irony of course being that that existence has been caught only upon its extinction. The final expressions and poses, the rooms and alley ways, the bar room floors and junk yards where we find these people fascinates me and I have set out to create my own crime scenes in hopes of conveying something of the mystery of death, it’s suddenness, and it’s ordinariness. Our fear of death hyperbolizes it into a monster or fiend, but in reality it is the most ordinary of things, just as ordinary as the lives of those it takes.