At Home

These photographs were taken in my apartment, a rambling Chelsea walk-up with a large eat-in kitchen - a setting conducive to narrative and metaphor as well as a stimulating and disinhibiting work space for my models.

The men in these photos are friends and acquaintances of diverse professional backgrounds. My method is collaborative and improvisational. My style is casual and intimate, which entails the use of low light and fast film.

I create these images as artful evidence of particular erotically charged events, rather than pictures fashioned with an audience in mind. Yet they have proven to be eminently audience worthy and valued as well by the men who inhabit them.
Sculpture Gallery

They may have lost body parts and pockmarked surfaces, but I'm inclined to treat classical statues as if they were sublime alternatives to live models, perpetually nude and still.

Yet, they are works of art - charged objects, bearing centuries of meanings, created by artists and craftsmen whose intentions adhere to the work.

The ambiguity is especially evident when other people appear in the photographs.

Two images conjoin to form a unit, a dyad, creating new meanings and complexity. Regard the seams: their porousness or imperviousness; how they fracture space (and time) or blend it.

The key to the diptychs is in their duality: each is both a single image as well as two abutting images. This occurs as an oscillation within the viewer's mind.

The source material for this work is a multifarious quantity of color slides which I've produced since 1982. Beneath the readily apparent themes running through these pieces lies the unifying theme of coupling and its varieties.
Snug Harbor

Color, horizontality and potency of content are the unifying elements within this portfolio.