Category: CONCEPTUAL

ASTRONAUT

As an ongoing project, I am photographing the artists at The Invisible Dog. So far, it has been a curious mix of painters, sculptors, illustrators and jewelry makers. In my most recent shoot, I had the opportunity to shoot Juan Alfaro, an ‘astronaut’ who is probably better known as a talented carpenter, welder and craftsman of fine furniture. Fascinated with space exploration, Juan designed and created an astronaut’s suit out of padded moving blankets and adapted/patinated plumbing parts. This art piece was featured at Whitney Hunter’s group show Work/Space this past February (shown in the first image). Below is a behind-the-scenes recap of the shoot, including the final image at the bottom. Huge credit goes to Juan for allowing us to dangle him from his ceiling in a modified harness in 98F degree heat while we pumped in fog with the windows closed.













 

FINAL IMAGE

INFERNO

After shooting Juan ‘the astronaut’ this weekend, I worked on a shoot entitled Inferno. My two wonderful models were great sports to put up with a smoke storm for a few hours in 96F heat. It would be hard to disagree that the shoot was anything but a convincing inferno – the Brooklyn Fire Department showed up with 2 trucks and 20 men! They were of course relieved to find that a neighbor’s call turned out to only be a fog machine. I heard later that one fireman, in particular, was disappointed that he couldn’t join the shoot. But after the trucks left and the smoke settled (literally), we were left with the images below.

A FAIR WARNING FOR THOSE IN THE BUILDING







THE FINAL IMAGES