Early Pennsylvania hotels of Kutztown from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “Hotels” were originally farmhouses built by settlers who enjoyed providing food and shelter for travelers. The Washington House has hosted many historical figures such as James Buchanan, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and “Buckeye Blacksmith” John W. Baer.
For more photographs and history of Kutztown’s early hotels, visit http://kahsarchives.blogspot.com/
A santa takes a small break from photographs. At the Salvation Army Pembroke in Bethlehem, 2013
Self-portraits as Paragould, Arkansas women, 2012
I’m 52, I’ve been at this now for almost 30 years. Years of obsessive, compulsive work and it’s not enough. It’s like, here’s this medium, I’ve done what I could with it and it’s not enough for me, not enough for what I think of the medium. So, the print on the wall, the matted photograph in a gallery space, I’m bored with that, don’t want to do that anymore. Can I aspire to make a poem? Can I aspire to make a short story? Can I do something with the form? I can do that with a book, but why is it that when it comes to the exhibition, everything becomes so stagnant? Now with these structures that take the images away from the wall, it becomes a performance. You have to bend to see the images, you have to work around them. I don’t like photos being behind glass, I want you to be able to hold them. That’s the greatest way to look at a photograph. The wall was always problematic, but I didn’t know that there could be other ways. Photography has become such a big part of the art world and we went straight into the forms of the art world.