HOME IS WHERE ONE BEGINS (2010-Ongoing) is a meditation on how men I’ve encountered through personal and online connections create spaces for themselves that are extensions of their individual or partnered identities, literally and figuratively. In what ways do these men shape the environments they create for themselves and how do these spaces, in turn, shape them? How are the idiosyncrasies of each individual embodied in their home? How does the notion of home draw out the humanity and familiarity of each of these men?
Home is where one begins draws from the aesthetics of cinematic framing and a Northern European painting tradition which focuses on the value of the quotidian and its attention to detail of every object, surface, and texture within pictorial space. Within the photographic frame, the home becomes a kind of domestic stage: each man a player in a sublime drama of the mundane.
Featured here are selections from the ongoing portrait series.