A bit of a departure from my usual working method, these pictures were made using artificial light, specifically, a decommissioned doctor’s office x-ray viewing box. Shot on 4”x5” film, half of the subjects were strangers to me, half were friends or family. The work was part of an exhibition with fellow Cincinnati photographers Michael Kearns and Melvin Grier as part of the FotoFocus Biennial 2012. One of the aims of the exhibition was to explore the assumptions we tend to make based solely on a person’s appearance. Everyone who was photographed for the exhibition was asked to answer the same set of ten questions. Their answers were displayed with their photograph.