A month in the studio of the celebrated painter and sculptor. Felt like I was in my Uncle's garage and he was coming in at any moment. Such a powerful, good spirit infused the space. Tried a number of practices, came back to photography, here with Impossible project film. Thanks to Cory Verellen at Rare Medium for saving me when I dropped my camera.
James Washington was a real treasure, and generous to boot, leaving his house and studio for the benefit of others. I want to foreground his artist-ness but not celebrating his African American heritage seems too close to erasure, even if it is too close to marginalizing. For me, he will always be Mr. Washington.