I am a Baltimore-based photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California, SF Camerawork, the SFMOMA Artist Gallery, 3A Garage: Architecture, and the University of Nevada Reno's Exit Gallery, and published in Arc Ca, Architecture, Dwell, Photo Metro, and Photo News.
My work overlaps both the silver and digital eras: from early lyrical landscape work and plastic camera explorations to large format architectural work to later conceptual work done with digital tools.
Here is a quick outline of the the most important work I have done over the last 20 years or so, in chronological order:
• 20th Century Ruins makes heroes out of decaying mid century architecture.
• A response to the 9/11 attacks, Latent uses a lyrical vision in the service of a cautionary message.
• 40 Monuments to Progress uses careful formality in a deadpan look at bits and pieces of infrastructure.
• My first digital project, Ridgemont is a catalog of suburban neighborhood signage, assembled to show the irony and absurdity inherent in the subject.
• Having fully embraced a serialized, typological approach with Ridgemont, I applied it to a range of other subjects in Ridgemont Typologies, assembling these groups into grids that comment on the excess and redundancy of consumer society.
• Several of the typologies have become separate groups of their own. Account Control Technology is formally similar to Ridgemont - signage in its environment - but here the subjects are found in office parks and outside corporate facilites.
Currently I am working on a catalog of office park architecture and a series on billboards.
Baker Artist Portfolio