As a Philadelphia 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 Kevin Convery, a Philadelphia photographer. Kevin is a street photographer, primarily interested in the Kensington neighborhood where he lives. Once a blue collar neighborhood, Kensington has been known in recent years primarily for drug use and addiction. I went to art school with Kevin. While we fell out of touch for many years, this project acted as a chance for us to reconnect.