I have been photographing myself for over thirty years. This extended self-portrait series is my visual diary, a personal archive, recording the metamorphosis of my body. Sometimes friends and family are in the photographs and time weathers their bodies as well. For example, viewers see two of my nieces age from infants to young adults, my body change from young adult to middle aged, and my parents grow into their eighties. In the last ten years the aging process on my body becomes more apparent and my nieces appear with children of their own. Both of my parents are photographed on their deathbeds.
While I am interested in a strict chronology of the images, I know that putting photographs with similar characteristics side by side can succinctly illustrate the metamorphosis of my body. With this in mind, since 2012 I've been making reenactment photographs in order to record changes in visually dramatic ways.
With Dijon and Donna
Installation View, June 1 - October 2, 1982
June 1 - October 2, 1982
May 1 - September 21, 2002
August 8 - November 30, 2013
The Month Dad Died
With Ripley and Flapper