Middletown USA is my oldest photo project and only one outside of Brooklyn. Since 2007 I’ve visited and photographed all 16 Middletown’s, in 16 states. It’s a search for vernacular subjects in small town post-industrial USA, outside my urban comfort zone.
(Building) The Neo-Liberal City, is a critical study of the effects of urbanization and gentrification in Brooklyn and Queens, after the decentralization of Manhattan, into new, vertical, and independent urban centers, in 5 chapters with subjective and opinionated captions.
Sunday Afternoons documents the vernacular beauty in the urban landscape in and around the Industrial Business Zones of Brooklyn and LIC. Here I find three things I generally don’t want in my photographs, trees, cars (modern), and people. It’s among the quietest places you can find in New York, on Sunday afternoons.
In The Branded Landscape I have photographed industrial walls, mostly in Williamsburg and Greenpoint Brooklyn, as they have been converted to mostly hand painted advertising billboards, as the demographic is changing because of rezoning from industrial to residential.
Ping Pong is a “shoot what you know, shoot what you love” project, about one of my favorite pastimes in my early teens in Sweden. Around the same time Ping Pong got very hot in NYC, with outdoor tables in public places and private clubs. This documents where and who plays in NYC, plus objects of Ping Pong, with a focus on form, space, and color.
Get Out of My Frame, is a slow and reactionary body of work. It captures peoples reactions to photography in public places, in Brooklyn.
Ebba documents the Toddler years of my daughter, growing up in Brooklyn
The Riders is an ongoing study of anything with wheels (except cars) that people drive or ride, mostly for recreation, as transportation, and some due to physical handicaps.
There’s a focus on vintage and unusual vehicles and things people do while riding or driving. All the photographs to date are from Brooklyn, NY. As with my other work, it also studies the urban and industrial landscapes of Brooklyn with a focus on space and form.
As more and more car-bound former suburbanites move in, there are fewer cool and interesting other vehicles on the streets.
Brooklyn Rides documents vintage bicycles in the same areas as Urban Cars Brooklyn did.