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Full bleed 20 x 20 inch photographic prints on Kodak Endura paper with a lustre finish to minimise reflections in the dark areas and allow maximum detail. Endura is a professional photo paper with a projected lifetime of 200 years.
Each print will be hand signed and numbered on the reverse.
As featured in New York Magazine (Nov. 17th, 2015) and Creative Review (Nov. 2015).
Over the summer of 2015, I rode the trains of each of New York City's twenty-two subway lines, collecting bacterial samples from hand rails, seats and other high traffic surfaces to create an unorthodox portrait of the city's residents at the smallest of scales.
The samples were taken using sterilized sponges that had been pre-cut into the letter or number of the subway line from which the sample was to be taken - A, C, 1, 6 etc etc. The swabs were then pressed into pre-poured agar plates - their circular shape echoing the graphic language of the subway - and incubated for up to a week in his Brooklyn workshop, and photographed at various stages of development before being safely neutralized and disposed of.
The resulting images are a snapshot of the city's constantly shifting ecosystem that each of us contribute to and are a part of. They hopefully also serve as a reminder that in a city that can make you feel small, there are countless billions of smaller inhabitants.
These GROUP line images are available as 16 x 16 inch photographic prints on Kodak Metallic Endura paper to highlight the detail, in a first edition of 100. Each print is hand signed and numbered on the reverse.
Disclaimer: Neither the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) nor the New York City Transit (NYCT) endorses or supports this work.