BEN MARCIN — stairwells
Stairwells was shot entirely in the resort town of Ocean City, Maryland. I took hundreds of photographs inside several of the high-rise condominium stairwells. During each shoot, I had no way of knowing what the final outcome would be. After returning to my studio in Baltimore, I assembled all of the images into large composite grids, one for each building, making sure that no two grids looked alike. It was only at this point that the final image would become apparent to me. When the process was successful the resulting pictures could reveal unexpected harmonies of form, pattern and color.