A History of Reading


In Parenthesis. 30 x 50 Inkjet print from a black and white negative.

I am using sheets of slow-speed negative film, photographic paper with various emulsions, and lithographic film as bookmarks. The photographs I'm making using books as cameras represent my performance of reading a book over a week or several weeks, recording my hands and fingers and eyes in their passages over and through the pages, as well as my travels from home, on trains and planes, in coffee houses and bars, and at friends’ apartments.




The Number and the Siren. 40 x 60 Inkjet print from a black and white negative.


In the final images, the tactile and visual experiences of my reading of the books become mixtures of light and personal touch on the surface of the sheet of film or paper, also picking up dust, fluids, and scratches. They are visual diaries of my everyday life and annotations of my reading.


The Assistant, 20 x 25. Inkjet Print from a black and white negative.


The Opening Of The Field. 60 x 75 Inkjet print from a black and white negative.


Not Me. 10 x 15 silver gelatin print from a black and white negative./