Many photographers create projects for themselves to stoke inspiration; I am no exception. Sometimes, my projects are surrounding a specific theme. But usually, my projects are on-going: A mental list of things to keep an eye out for so that I can capture new entries into my projects.
No Words is an on-going project. Every photo I create for this project is black & white with a 1:1 ratio (height / width). But most importantly, these photos are not titled nor do they have descriptions or telling tags (except a tag to associate each with the No Words project). The purpose of the project is to force me to explore simplicity and to avoid depending on tricks of the trade such as snarky titles, special processing or the like.
It’s a project I credit with improving my composition skills.
A man is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. But things start to get really strange when he is transferred to a private interment facility where he appears to be the only inmate. Further, the facility is absent of any signs of life aside from food and water that occasionally appears. As he tries to figure out the best way to escape, the Falsely Accused grows more and more insane.
This project features the incredible Eastern State Penitentiary.
Hospitality is an exercise in sarcasm. The premise for this project was developed when I sarcastically suggested that the quality of the facilities at a decaying building would challenge any five-star resort on the planet. Each photo is designed to mimic the facilities and accommodations photos found on any hospitality website. This is essentially an urban exploration project and I rarely get to explore these days. So I hope to add to this project in the future, but I don’t expect to update this project very frequently.