Wet-Plate Collodion, Silver-Gelatin Photograms, Salted Paper Prints, Digital Pigment Prints, 3D printed PLA Resin sculptures, Artist Books, Trade Edition Book, salted paper prints 10"x8", digital prints 15"x22" and 40x52", sculptures up to 5x8"
MANUAL is a collection of portraits of people from diverse backgrounds, occupations, ages, and cultures from around the globe. In each hand portrait is a study of the person’s dominant hand, revealing evidence of how they have lived, who they are, and what they may become. It is a collaboration between photographer and subject to expose their hands and their personalities. Without the distraction of faces, these images become honest and deeply perceptive portraits, reflecting the lifestyle, habits, and sensitivity of each subject.
This 3D printed edition of MANUAL is 2 volume mini-hands books, 31 pages, archival inkjet prints from my Manual hand portrait series sealed in translucent PLA and presented in a black PLA resin tray with a silver lamé fabric lining.
MANUAL: The Personalities of Hands is a book of portraits with a twist: personal stories and private secrets told through images of hands. Readers witness the diverse range of humanity through photographs and photograms of hands rather than traditional pictures of faces.
Behind the scenes of the Manual Project. During a week’s artist residency at the Hospitalfield Arts Center in Arbroath Scotland I photographed about 25 people from all walks of life and many countries including Scotland, New Zealand, England, and Pakistan
Sol Mednick Gallery, uArts, Philadelphia PA, August-September 2007 Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, November – December 2007 Cypress College Gallery, Cypress CA, October-November 2008 Artspace Gallery, Richmond VA, February-March 2011 Ironworks Gallery, Orange NJ, December 2011-January 2012 SCCC Gallery, Newton NJ, October 2016
Manual is the latest in my series of 3D printed books. It has 60 pages of archival digital inkjet prints enclosed in a translucent PLA binding which cannot be opened. It is signed and dated on an interior page which is not visible. The book is then enclosed in a 2 piece black PLA box …
The closing party for The Manual Project exhibition at Ironworks was a great success. 35 people participated in the photobooth. View the gallery of the final images. Click on the thumbnails to see the photos enlarged. Thanks to everyone who came to the closing and especially those who participated in the photobooth.
I hope you can come to the closing party for my latest show of The Manual Project at Ironworks Gallery in The Valley Arts District of Orange and West Orange this Saturday January 21st from 6 to 9 pm. It is a two man show titled “Image/Identity: Looking For Who We Are” including the work …
Four large prints from The Manual Project are now on display at 582 Valley Rd., West Orange, NJ. Part of the Windows in the Valley initiative of Valley Arts, the display is in coordination with an exhibit of The Manual Project at The Ironworks Gallery December 16th 2011 through January 21, 2012