In this photograph there is an actual wooden cube balanced on top of a rock. The cube has three prints on it which have been distorted in such a way that the camera, when placed back in its original location, re-distorts them to simulate "correct" perspective.
This experiment in pyrotechnics was conducted in Oslo, Norway. My friend Ivan is standing on the stairs behind the print with a bottle of water and a bottle of lighter fluid, which we used to control the flames.
THE DISAPPEARANCE, 2006
Archival inkjet print
20 x 16 inches, Edition of 6
Two towers were built on either side of a lake, sixty feet apart with a suspension cable in between in order to realize this project. Much thanks to Peter Mundwiler, who helped in the construction, and Josh Stewart, who in addition to helping build the towers endured twelve falls from twenty feet off the water to get this shot.
This ladder to nowhere was originally supposed to be eight feet higher. Built in several four-foot sections, the second to last section caused the whole thing to virtually collapse. As a result I had to repair it with materials found on the beach. What might have been an arrogant gesture became, for the better, something else.
LANDSCAPE FOR BENJAMIN
For this photograph I loaded materials into my car and set out to find somewhere very flat; several days later I found myself in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Each of the blackboards is a different size, but look the same because of their placement relative to the camera. The largest one was too large to fit in my car, so I cut it.