THE "OBSERVABLE ARCHIVE" IS AN EVOLVING COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I BEGAN MAKING IN 1982. THE WORK ENCOMPASSES HOW LAND IS USED, HOW THE CONTENTS OF THE STRUCTURES ON THE LAND ARE ORGANIZED FOR CONSUMPTION, AND HOW THE AIRSPACE AND TERRITORY ABOVE THE LAND IS OCCUPIED AND EVOLVES. EMPLOYING COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE FILM FORMATS RANGING FROM 8 X 10 INCH IMAGES PRODUCED WITH A VIEW CAMERA TO 126 CARTRIDGES, I USE THE MEDIUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY AS A RECORDING TOOL TO MAKE ARTIFACTS OF ENVIRONMENTS THAT APPEAR STATIC AND IN TRANSITION.
In 1982 at the age of 7 I began making a visual record of my local industrialized landscape lining the Hudson River in upstate New York from a small boat. These are those images. I created them with an Instamatic camera and 126 cartridge film which was developed at a nearby commercial photo lab in Poughkeepsie, New York.