My Stories project first began at Columbia, when I became interested in somehow merging my major in photography with my minor in fiction writing. I was looking to create a bizarre, fantastical narrative within every image. Each photograph contains an anonymous character, seemingly unaware of the lens, whose face is never shown. Although I am playing the dual role of photographer and subject, these self-portraits do not concern the notion of self but rather the construction of a separate fictional reality. Every image is carefully assembled by myself, aided by costumes, props, studio lighting and posing. All these elements, along with the manipulation of a view camera, help me to bring a surreal and often amusing quality to the images. For this work I find inspiration in various sources, including film, the books I read over and over as a child and the occasional random object I almost miss on the street.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.