The Figure in the Landscape: 1987 - 1991

This selection represents work started casually during a trip to the southwest in 1987. Photographs were made on new Kodak T-Max film with a 6x7 camera that was treated like a small view camera. The results from that trip, the “Zimmer” image selected here, were encouraging enough in their content, soft tonal range and remarkable resolution, that I decided to continue an on-going project constructed around the figure in the landscape.
Photographed in vernacular style, the work increasingly included photographs of various men and groups of men ranging from businessmen to Radical Faeries. A growing interest in this direction primarily shaped the work following a shift to digital technology in 1993, when photography together with software articulated what silver photography alone could not, and allowed me to become the principal actor in my pictures.