GraVity-49s


Self Portrait as Alfred Stieglitz’s Daughter Kitty (22×58 archival inkjet print of a Stereo Realist Slide), from GraVity-49s

GraVity-49s is a series of enlarged stereoscopic slides based on Thomas Pynchon’s first three novels, which I first read in high school in the 1980s. I make about one GraVity-49 each month. The photographs aren’t illustrations of the books, but the result of my lifelong love for Pynchon’s early novels and the continuing heavy influence on me of themes from V, Crying of Lot 49, and Gravity’s Rainbow.


Rear Ended (22×58 archival inkjet print of a Stereo Realist Slide), from GraVity-49s


A Doubled Foot (22×58 archival inkjet print of a Stereo Realist Slide), from GraVity-49s


Thanksgiving, (22×55 archival inkjet print of a Stereo Realist Slide), from Gravity-49s