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Bath Tubs

1995-97

Bathtubs is a series of portraits of people posing inside the constricted architectural space of the bathroom. Models pose underwater holding their breath or breathing through a plastic tube. All the images were shot with a 4x5" large format camera using Time exposure lighting techniques ranging in duration  from one to one-and-a-half hours. Bathtubs has autobiographical references and is evocative of past experiences. At the age of eighteen, after a severe skiing accident, I had four tubes inserted in my body. These tubes and the fluids they carried allowed me to live. This life experience became a direct inspiration for the series.