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tesserae, 2017 - ongoing

tesserae, 2017 – ongoing. plural noun: tesserae a small block of stone, tile, glass, or other material used in the construction of a mosaic. . This is an ongoing, multi-year project.  The portfolio includes the intimate, interior nude portraits of women and men photographed both on very outdated b&w film of unpredictable quality and high-resolution digital […]

Catalog Of Gesture, 2016

Catalog Of Gesture, 2016 ‘A veritable atlas of imagery about movement and time’ (E. Muybridge) Produced in a Berlin studio during the 2016 US election cycle.  The presented groupings of several hundreds of images borrow from the formal motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge while also exploring the modern day hieroglyphics of gestures both casual and […]

Hanoiville, 2014-15

Hanoiville 2014-15 A small collection of intimate portraits of friends and acquaintances who resided in Hanoi during those years.  Photographed in spaces seeming at once both familiar and temporary, most of the people pictured no longer live here.

Sitting still, 2013

Sitting Still, Hanoi 2013 A series of 20-second, long-exposure daylight portraits produced during an open-studio the week before being evicted from the site, a former state-owned pharmaceutical factory in the heart of Hanoi which came to be known as Zone 9.    

Still.  Life. 2013

Still. Life. 2013 Observations on objects and balance.  And my friend Van who cannot balance.        

That Little Distance

That Little Distance 2013 These portraits were produced inside an old, previously state-owned factory in Hanoi, Vietnam.  The room had a large, north-facing window permitting no direct sunlight – only a soft, even illumination throughout the day – like a Victorian daylight studio would.  The exposure times of the photographs are between 15 and 20 […]

Lying Down, 2012

Lying Down, 2012 The photographer’s daughter in repose in places that were very familiar to us – typically visited or passed-by in the course of our normal day or otherwise regularly; a way to take time to notice them in the moment and observe the change in retrospect.

Jo Ha Kyu

Jo Ha Kyu Tokyo 2011   Exhibited as a companion series to the film Jo Ha Kyu by filmmaker Nguyen Trinh Thi, Japan Foundation, 2012

The Desiring Garden, 2011

The Desiring Garden, 2011 Portraits of strangers produced in the heart of densely urban Hanoi in slightly absurdist environments fabricated by the photographer.  The objects placed within the settings created in small parks in the city were sourced at local wet markets – cut flowers, harvested fruit and vegetables, raw or cooked animals – embellish […]

The Long Bien Picture Show

The Long Bien Picture Show

This portfolio of 50 portraits was made as a continuation of the work begun in When Evening Comes. The portfolio was part of an exhibition I produced and curated called The Long Bien Picture Show – four photographers and four filmmakers working in the same area during the same 3 month period.

When Evening Comes

When Evening Comes

Portraits made in the Long Bien night market, summer 2009. A selection published at burn magazine, May 2010.

Rented White Gowns

Rented White Gowns

In Vietnam the wedding album is produced prior to the wedding and displayed at the reception. Some images are made in studios but many are produced in the city’s few remaining green spaces. 2008-09

Across Long Bien Bridge

Across Long Bien Bridge

Spanning the Red River, heavily bombed, over 100 years old; the Long Bien Bridge is both an iconic symbol and the practical means of getting somewhere or nowhere at all. 2008

State of Youth, 2007-08

State of Youth

A series focused on contemporary youth culture in Vietnam, 2007-08. Funded by the Fulbright Foundation.

A single image

Single Images