Current Studio Work

August 2017

I've had the same dentist for over 25 years. He makes his office fun by crowding all the walls of every room with framed posters and photographs, accolades and letters. Advertising balloons of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and Crayola crayons hang from the ceiling. He also has an early print of mine, which he framed and added to his collection on a wall in the reception room. My dentist is a big fan of black and white photography. Twice a year when I see him, he always asks, "How's 'Pittsboyg'? When is your coffee table book coming out?" And every time I inwardly cringe as I repeat my answer of, "still working on it." Knowing his passion for cars (particularly Packards) I recently scanned through my contact sheets from 2004 to the present day and noticed I have just a few photographs of cars. Picking these 15 out, printing each negative in the darkroom, then binding them simply in folded paper with cotton thread.... I made my dentist a coffee table book.