As a New York commercial and editorial photographer who also maintains a fine arts practice, I make a point to keep current with the art world. I am photographing an on-going portrait and documentary project with artists in their studio spaces.
While many are visual artists, I also pull in others from differing creative fields – musicians, wood-workers, writers, tailors, etc. The project is rooted in portraiture. However, I’m equally as interested in profiling and documenting the artistic and tactile processes behind the work. In addition to portraiture, I photograph the artist working. This can either be in the studio if their practice is studio-based, or on location if their work requires it.
This is Alden Cole, a mixed-media artist working with painting, glass, and electricity. Alden is a member of the Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia, a group of artists interested in interrupting the waste stream and using garbage as their medium. He was constructing one of his New Age Bordello Lamps – night-lights for adults.