Double Vision
       
     
Double Vision (Record), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (DWB I), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (DWB II), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (DWB III), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (Recording), 2018
       
     
Double Vision
       
     
Double Vision

These photographs, all of which feature the artist, hint at different aspects of visibility and reflexivity at stake for mobile people of color. The image of Calm under the hood of his camera looking out over the Pacific coast expresses the anomaly and vulnerability of a black landscape photographer, and highlights the select privilege of access to open spaces of natural beauty and grandeur. Three pictures of the artist behind the wheel of his truck, each shot from a different angle, are rendered in harsh light, creating a tension that conveys the ambivalent, over-exposed conditions of the otherwise neutral act of driving. The photograph of Calm stretched out on the concrete, staring wide-eyed with a camera lens in his open mouth, shows him in the position of a slain individual ‘returning the gaze,’ and suggests how revealing footage of police brutality is often captured and disseminated in the media through recording devices used by fellow travelers of the victims.

Double Vision (Record), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (Record), 2018

Archival Pigment Print, 50” X 40”

Double Vision (DWB I), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (DWB I), 2018

Archival Pigment Print, 30” X 20”

Double Vision (DWB II), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (DWB II), 2018

Archival Pigment Print, 30” X 20”

Double Vision (DWB III), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (DWB III), 2018

Archival Pigment Print, 30” X 20”

Double Vision (Recording), 2018
       
     
Double Vision (Recording), 2018

Archival Pigment Print, 50” X 40”