Bridge Street Books

My Audience

My Audience is an ongoing series of large-scale photographs of the crowds who have attended my talks, poetry readings, and lectures. These pictures are made with a large-format view camera without flash or added lighting, so the audiences must sit still, sometimes for several seconds, making them appear bored and stiff. What might be construed as a vanity project becomes a slap at my vanity, a record of the inertia of the transference of information.