Artists and Their Art
These photos are from my ongoing series on art and artists (and collectors, descendants and caretakers).
The images woke up from their long drowning slumber and gradually revealed their meaning.
Crossing over into a new dimension, she emerges out of the culmination of the developmental into a fresh complication where the menu of possibilities is suddenly hers.
What happens to a photographic image that is recorded on film then left to the elements of time and nature to wander and decay? The emulsion cracks and the pigments melt...
Cowboy westerns were passe. Remotes were all the rage. Jobs were something we did, not aspired to. Change was the two quarters we put into the machine for a pack of cigarettes.
William Henry Machen's Stations of the Cross
William Henry Machen (1832-1911) was Toledo's first artist. The paintings were damaged in a fire in 1931 and need to be restored.
The final years of the first decade of the new millennium – a difficult time for Toledo and more boarded up buildings than ever before. While their formidability fades out of focus, these once well-serving structures have something to say and rather urgently, still standing, empty and vulnerable with plywood sealing their windows and doors from further ruination.
Then and Now
A collaborative project with my daughter Anna Friemoth who reenacted my old self-portraits when I was her age. This is an homage to Duane Michals.