Justin and Waffles Book

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.

July 2010

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.

To keep up with this body of work, visit everythingwaffles.com or justinschwab.com

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New Work: In Progress

When I began documenting my sculptural figures in public spaces, I knew I would have to revisit them in another environment. Although some of the figures will be reused throughout the images, the visual impact changes due to their location.

 

 

I chose to dimly light each figure to draw increased attention to the details of facial features and line of sight. The focus of my current direction of work creates man-made areas or forms that influence their surroundings. I am beginning this idea through using my sculptural forms I have previously used for gallery installations.