Portuguese Tumbler, 2013
Silver Gelatin Print

With this project I have sought out agricultural communities where systems of hierarchal value and aesthetics operate to a larger degree. The subjects under scrutiny are representative of a distinct sensibility, a previously negotiated ideal owing its originations to a long-standing history of competition and connoisseurship. I am not privy to the coded languages of these communities, but I am meant to be dazzled by the displays offered to me as an onlooker. The objective was to use my photography in a similar manner that the members of these communities used their own subjects. Through objects, we externalize the need to confront and exalt beauty, and through constituencies, we gain confirmation that these revelations are valid. The metamorphosis of these subjects, through varied stages of creators and observers, cultivates a complex conversation surrounding value assignment.

Interesting Examples, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
Bests, 2013
Archival Inkjet Print

Competitors, 2013

Silver Gelatin Print

Cat Bottles, 2013 Archival Inkjet Print
Dove Harness, 2013
Silver Gelatin Print
Winning Apples, 2013
Archival Inkjet Print
Some Things are Bleak (post, cage), 2014

Blowout, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print

World's Smallest, 2013
Archival Inkjet Print
Indian Fantail, 2013 Silver Gelatin Print
Champion, 2013
Archival Inkjet Print

Better than Most (installation view), 2014

Talley Dunn Gallery

Better than Most (installation view), 2014

Talley Dunn Gallery

Better then Most (installation view), Talley Dunn Gallery, 2014

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