I would like to present my latest project from Everything Waffles with the assistance from Andrew Lorish and Alisha Harms.
After working on the self-portraits with Waffles over the past year and half, I finally decided to bring all of the images to book. This book is more than just what I have shown and holds many images that have not been seen. With all of the costumes and source images, I believe this represents a survey of portraiture through the past few decades. The main purpose of including Waffles in this body of work is to insert a trending topic(cats) into portraits that followed trends during the time they were taken.
From the original photo above, my goal in this series of images is to portray myself in a similar setting as the original. This body of work stands as a survey of styles and photographic trends that circulate through the internet and a re-contextualized from their location online.
Along with this book, I have started a website to continue this series of images with not only photos, but videos as well. I approach these in a similar way to find trends of videos found on YouTube and elsewhere and match that style while using my cat Waffles to alter that meaning.
Currently this book edition has a limited quantity so please contact me if you may be interested.
Just two blocks from my apartment is the sight of a migration stop for thousands of Vaux Swifts every year.
Enjoy the awesome power of nature.
Finally a new image has emerged from studio and a new approach to this idea. This image below was presented to a graduate level course in a new was I have not explored yet. Rather than printing a large scale inkjet print, I decided to project this image life-size onto a installation wall.
Normally I would print a archival inkjet print for a new digital body of work. However I approached this in an entirely new method to heighten the experience and interpretation.
I mentioned a couple of months ago that I will be updating my website soon. I can now confirm that I failed at doing that and so you can expect a new guarentee of an update to my site in the coming week.