John Gossage made the images in Nothing during a month-long visit to The Kingdom in 1983 when he was the guest of a Saudi prince. Describing Nothing, Gossage said, “You can sometimes go so far from home, and what you know, that your pictures have to teach you what they are about. In this case that process took almost thirty years.”

It might be said that these photographs are about where a different place started.


On a Wet Bough

This project developed out of my series of tintype portraits, Americans, which also utilizes the 19th century wet plate collodion tintype process. Like photographers of the 1850s, I use hand-poured chemistry that I mix according to original recipes, period brass lenses, and wooden view cameras.

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The Life of Small Things

In his photographic interventions, Adam Ekberg presents moments both mysterious and delightful. His constructions, rendered in lavish color, are not easily decoded or resolved. A disco ball turning in the woods is simultaneously fantastic and lonely; as the beam of a flashlight bounces between mirrors in a small hallway, the scene radiates a warming light that will only ever live within the confines of the photographic frame.

Brought together for the artist’s first monograph, the images in The Life of Small Things confound expectations about what we perceive as … Read more.