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From check in to check out, I use the motel room as a studio. Guests visit me in two-hour blocks in part studio visit and part photo shoot. Within a space that is both intimate and impersonal, my guests and I talk and collaborate on the images we will make. Each session creates unique images and are a product of concocted stories, shared memories and crossed physical and psychological boundaries.

Every motel has its own personality and vibe, just as its temporary inhabitants, and I am interested in the intersection of place, performance and play.

The first phase of the series took place at the Tahitian Inn in Tampa over two days in June 2015. I continue to process images from the shoot and will be posting more here. Future Please Disturb sessions are in the works and will take place at different motels.

Inhales Sharply
Archival Inkjet Print
2016
The Sands
Archival Inkjet Print
2016
Fringe Tendencies
Archival Inkjet Print
2016
Aim Higher
Archival Inkjet Print
2016
Freudian Slip
Archival Inkjet Print
2017
Drowning in a Desert
Archival Inkjet Print
Dimensions Variable
2016
We Went Out Conquering and to Conquer
Archival Inkjet Print
Variable
2017
Hold My Hair, Would You?
Archival Inkjet Print
Variable
2016
Drip Dry Gothic
Archival Inkjet Print
2016
You Seemed Interested
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Draped, Bedspread and Drapes
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Untitled (Shower)
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
(Your) Pastels Belie Darker Desires
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Please Do Not Disturb
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Suspiros en Rosa y Azul (Sighs in Pink and Blue)
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Dawn Flotation
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Untitled (Child in Sequins with Shadow)
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Solar Flare II
Archival Inkjet Print
2016
Consequences of a Lesser Degree
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Intersection of Light and Darkness
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Miami Vice on a Motel TV in Miami
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Pathological Optimism
Archival Inkjet Print
Sizes variable
2016
Forensically Speaking
Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper
Sizes variable
2015
That Liminal Space
Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper
2015
Ode to Horst
Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper
36"x24"
2015
Puddle Study
Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper
2015
Tahitian Pool Study
Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper
2015
Bubble Wrap Bath
Archival Inkjet Print
2015
Bubble Head
Archival Inkjet Print
2015
Little Edie-esque
Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper
2015
Bubble Wrap Silhouette
Archival Inkjet Print
2015
Paradise Landscape and Denim Couch Study,
Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper
2015