the official website for the chetwood is up, featuring portraits by yours truly of past residents. looking forward to expanding this circle of incredible people. hit us up!
here’s a bit from the site about what we do, with links to even more portraits:
The Chetwood is an artist-run Oakland, California-based residency established in 2012. We offer free housing to artists visiting the Bay Area in order to create a specific exhibition or project in conjunction with a local institution, non-profit organization or artist-run space.
Our motivation for creating The Chetwood is to enrich our community through the presence of new ideas. We host creators whom we admire. The actualization of this residency has truly been a community effort, with crucial contributions from our home team.
airbnb made a magazine. why? because real people are really interesting! gae and mel are avid art collectors and world travelers. every nook and cranny of their potrero hill home is ripe with treasure and they’ve got a story to go with each. well into retirement, these folks have a lust for life so strong, it’s infectious. i take great joy in the fact that my photo practice has lead me to encounters like this. many thanks to the folks at airbnb.
another from my series on intimacy.
if you want an earful, ask me about florida’s best kept secret – backwoods camping in the everglades. countless miles of winding water-paths through mazes of mangroves, only doable in a canoe while following the national park’s numbered trails. there’s nowhere to stand, or sleep, save the dock-campsites, but what a sweet reward after a day of surreal travel. the brackish water reads as pitch-black and acts as a perfect mirror to the horizon and the sky. it’s a visual feast, so much so, that i’ve considered creating a website that explains, in detail, exactly how to take this trip. until then, i invite you to take a virtual vacation via my everglades story on tiny atlas.
we encountered many fantastic sea creatures on our journey, but this dolphin was the highlight. when we blasted our portable speaker, he came racing over to investigate, or he likes janet as much as we do?