As a Philadelphia commercial and editorial photographer who also maintains a fine arts practice, 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.
While many are visual artists, I also pull in others from differing creative fields – musicians, wood-workers, writers, etc. While the project is rooted in portraiture, I’m equally as interested in profiling and documenting the artistic and tactile processes behind the work.
This is Syd Carpenter. Syd is a well-established visual artist, maintains a faculty position at Swarthmore College, and is a current recipient of the Peter Benoliel 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.