Box Series

The Box Series first began as a visual accounting of a friend’s packaging collection, and later evolved into a study of my own collection of discarded packaging. I am fascinated by the ephemera that most people throw out without a second thought, including the boxes, bags and wrapping that are subservient to the items they contains. I am intrigued by packages that have become iconic trademarks– Tiffany’s blue boxes, Hermes’s orange boxes and Cartier’s red boxes. Since my vocational life often involves seducing the consumer, I took pleasure in transforming the original intention of these items. Some of these photographs can be read as arrangements of pure form, turning everyday vessels into objects of contemplation.