This project was conducted on October 15th, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum for the second annual Shine a Light event. Here is a discription of that event: “For the second year in a row, the one-night-only event Shine A Light illuminates the Portland Art Museum with a wide, bright beam of possibility: artists inviting visitors to [...]
For a brief period of time in 2003 I had a mint condition Yashica-Mat. I put maybe 36 rolls through it before it was stolen. Until recently, I hadn’t examined many of the images I had taken, primarily in Northern, PA, Lancaster Co., Baltimore, MD, and Ocean City, MD, until recently when I had the [...]
Discreet Sculptural Interventions Created on a Regular Basis by my Mother at her Office During Lunch Breaks and Other Periods of Downtime
I think the title just about says it all. For now I’m just posting some of the images my Mom (Terri J. Pfeiffer) has sent me, and will continue to add more, but am not settled on a particular format to present them aside from this website. I’m sure that we’ll be discussing such things [...]
When I first moved into my current apartment I was struck by the strangeness of being in a new place that I knew would come to feel like home, eventually. This always happens. I particularly remember waking up in the morning after that first night and thinking how odd many of my possessions looked in [...]
At the age of about eight years old, I created a strange little object—one that he tried to keep hidden from other people. It seemed to lack any specific utility for me, yet when it was discovered by a younger brother in the months to follow, the resulting emotional distress proved great enough to secure a clear and fixed memory of the experience that continues in my mind to this day, almost twenty-five years later.
Portland Silver comprises objects of varying uses and materials that were collected from staff and visitors during a one-night event at the Portland Art Museum in Fall 2009. The collection grew mostly from the random contents of people’s pockets, bags and wallets, as many visitor’s had no prior knowledge of the project before that night’s [...]
The application we choose for this project was a microsite, which can be viewed here. Below is an excerpt from the introduction: ” The title of this project, It’s Easier to Talk About Art While Talking About My Apartment, references a reenactment of >Ben Kinmont’s< project, It’s Easier to Talk About Art While Washing Dishes, [...]
A form of “photo prostrations” depicting the perimeter of a city block. Created by photographing the curb inch-by-inch, stitching 500+digital images.
My friend Derek agrees to trace the cracks, welts, and callouses on the bottoms of my feet.
Baby oil stained sheets of notebook paper make a form of homemade tracing paper that is used to create erotic drawings of male models, mostly from major print media advertising sources (e.g. underwear ads from department store circulars, newspaper sports sections, even my middle-school yearbook).
This video footage of my father, his friend, and me “spotting” for white-tailed deer in northern Pennsylvania was shot in late-fall2006. Spotting is a popular activity to do just before the hunting season begins.
Images of a photo album found in a thrift store. The photos have been removed, presumably by the previous owners or store staff, but the labels still remain.
The exuberant cheers of the off camera sixth graders, on a school field trip in rural Virginia, can be heard as a constant “in camera” soundtrack for this short clip filmed from a hayride.
1- In late spring a solitary queen wasp emerges from hibernation. 2- A protein trap, bated with liver, attracts the insect. 3- The queen is introduced into a confined environment where sustenance and a tree-like wooden apparatus are the only items provided. 4- She constructs the initial segment of the nest and lays eggs. 5- [...]
Photo documentary: couples purchase adjoining grave sites and when one dies only the DOB of the other is carved on the headstone–I revisit the sites until both dates are inscribed.
Among other things, consider The Demolition to be a piece that offers the viewer an opportunity to reflect on the strong symbolic power of the home. Filmed on location in Washington, D.C., this video documents the systematic destruction of an old mansion under a blue sky.
After a friend of my mother’s discovered that I was a recent graduate of a photography program, she became interested in the idea of having me take some “boudoir” pictures of her. She wanted to give them to her boyfriend at the time. I had already expressed my interest in working on a project with [...]
Fair Game was crafted after many hours spent culling over one hundred and fifty episodes of Fox Broadcasting Company’s reality-based television program COPS. In the process, all of the foot pursuit segments were extracted and then edited into one continuous looped sequence. The cinéma-vérité style of the originally televised footage lends itself well to this [...]
This is an ongoing collection of the discarded photographic material retrieved from retail stores that have taken passport/identification portrait requests.