“That he not busy being born is busy dying."
Most years, my photography was done in spurts—if I was lucky, on a trip, with family, or in Montauk during summer vacation. Lots of work, but not lots of time. I wondered how I could do more and not have it require leaving New York. Maintaining a studio was out of the question, and renting one, while a reasonable possibility, felt cold. I have always had immense appreciation for Irving Penn, and I particularly admire a series of portraits he made in a common (constructed) "corner" where he photographed different subjects in that consistent space. Inspired by Penn, I decided that my corner would be the doorway to my storage facility in Chelsea, Manhattan. There is no heat in the winter, it is hot in the summer, and there are no electric outlets to plug into, but it has become my corner. These images started in 2015.