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life behind the lens

"Comedians in 11B" is a photographic series and collaboration started in 2012. The series focuses on members of the New York City Comedy Community. Both the podcast & photographs are created in the artists apartment.

The collaboration of talents between husband and wife. The portraits of comedians are taken immediately after they are interviewed for theShow Me Your Bits podcast. The podcast a project by Comedian Alexis Guerreros, takes a comics joke (or bit) and breaks down the inspiration & creative methods for developing it. Looking for a way to work creatively together the project was born. 

Immediately after opening up about some their most personal subject matter the photo is shot. Subjects are placed in the cramped apartment hallway and are given no direction in posing. The only instruction is "just be yourself". For individuals that are used to commanding a stage in front of a large audience  - the lack of instruction and feedback is usually not received well. Both the podcast and images that accompany each episode exist individually & dependent of one another. 


"Occupy Wall Street & A Year Later"Examines Zuccotti Park and the area around the park that was occupied by movement. The protest movement  began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park located in New york Citys financial district. This photo essay captures the beginning of this grassroots movement and early days in the park. As well as the dismantling of community's headquarters and the area on the 1 year anniversary of the movement.

"HURRICANE SANDY: UPTOWN VS. DOWNTOWN"  The following series was taken days after hurricane sandy in nyc, ny. 

"MEETING HENRY" THE FOLLOWING SERIES WAS TAKEN DURING THE NEW YORK CITY ARSENAL SUPPORTERS MEET WITH THIERRY HENRY AT RED BULLS STADIUM

"DRESS REHEARSAL" the following series documents the dress rehearsal for the charity event "BUX FOR BUXTON". The event was put together by members of the New York City theatre & comedy scene for their friend John Buxton who at the time was battling pancreatic cancer. The event was attended by many of Buxton's friends from NYC & Kansas City to help raise funds for his treatment. 

"PINHOLE" this series of images were captured on "Worldwide Pinhole Day" in NYC. Images were created with a traditional pinhole camera.