Familiar Faces, 2020

unique pigmented prints, 10 x 7.5 to 24 x 18 inches

In the wake of the COVID-19 quarantine I also started a new project “Familiar Faces”. It is a series of quick black and white portraits. I started them because the current moment felt like fiction. It was very unhuman to avoid physical contact with people and maintain such distance, especially in a dense area of New York and New Jersey. Even familiar faces in my neighborhood almost appeared strange with people wearing masks and trying to avoid one another. There were few people outside and shadows from within homes seemed to have a larger presence than people’s typical likeness. This project is a work in progress but I like where it is going.


Mark