Last week I visited my friend, photographer Daniel Gordon, in his Brooklyn studio. Gordon has revitalized the realm of studio photography through the incorporation of collage and sculpture. Using found digital images, he constructs paper maquettes from inkjet prints on paper, substituting pixel-saturated provisional surrogates for traditional still life or portraiture.
Gordon’s studio floor and walls are cluttered with the detritus of his working process. Mirroring Gordon’s photographs, his studio functions as a room size bulletin board, where he can recycle and recombine imagery from one photograph to another.
Last year, One Star Press in Paris, released Flowers & Shadows, a limited edition portfolio of Gordon’s prints. Included with the portfolio was a 128 page book of snapshots of his studio. More info here: http://www.onestarpress.com/cameraartists/GORDON_PORTFOLIO.html
Since the edition size of Flowers & Shadows is only 8, not many people will see the companion book. I thought it might be interesting if I posted some of my own snapshots of Gordon’s studio. You can find more work at his gallery in New York, Wallspace.