William C. Tripp Architect


Collaboration with Stephen A. Miller

bSIDE6 Gallery
Portland, Oregon

We used photographs of a model in a vacant storefront (with the windows painted over) displayed in light boxes at precisely the point from which they were taken. To the observer it would appear at first that they were looking into the actual space, rather than at a photograph. The resulting photographic essay explored what it means to be alone in an empty space seeking refuge or emerging to entice the viewer. The installation also challenged the convention of displaying art nude photographs in a gallery setting by forcing the observer to remain in public, on the sidewalk.