In addition to my commercial photography studio I also maintain a fine arts practice, so I make a point to keep current on the art world. I am photographing an on-going portrait and documentary project with artists in their studio spaces. A condensed edit of this project can be found at The Artists, while a wider selection of my sessions lives here on my blog.
This is John Schlesinger. John is a current recipient of a fellowship through CFEVA. CFEVA is an arts non-profit in the Philadelphia area that I’ve had a relationship with for several years, and they’ve been gracious enough to connect me with their fellows for this project.
John is the third artist I have photographed in collaboration with CFEVA. Henry Bermudez was the first, and Syd Carpenter was the second. This is the first of two planned collections I will produce with John. On this first shoot, we met to talk about his practice, and I photographed him deinstalling a piece at CFEVA’s gallery on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. I also made some portraits with him. The second session will take place in his studio, where I will photograph him constructing one of his pieces.
After looking at John’s photos, here are some other recent artists –