The name Kris Graves may sound familiar. He is omnipresent in the New York photo world and juggles the roles of photographer, gallerist (Kris Graves Projects), curator, and juror which keep him actively engaged in the contemporary photography dialogue.
As a photographer, Kris creates photographs of landscapes and people to document and preserve memory. His quiet images cause the viewer to acknowledge the inevitability of change and the passage of time. He suspends his belief and knowledge of this change, not to document a moment or state, but rather to sustain it. For the past decade, Kris has chronicled a visual diary of unrelated moments that combine into a personal journey of place and experience. Kris has created a book of this journey titled Permanence and he is raising funds via a Kickstarter Campaign to make it happen.
This book also includes notes opposite the photographs that provide a description of time and place. Out of over 7,000 film frames shot between 2003 and 2012, he has chosen these 70 scenes to share.
Mister Softee, Astoria, New York
Looking at the Freedom Tower Construction, New York, 2011
Adirondack Holiday, New York, 2009
Unexplained, Malmo, Sweden, 2011
Beachy Head, Eastbourne, United Kingdom, 2011
Abandoned HP Plant, somewhere in New England, 2005
On the Roof At Work, New York, 2011
East Hampton Beach in Winter, New York, 2006
Yellow Hats, Kyoto, Japan, 2005
Cheryl's Hallway, Schwalmstadt, Germany, 2008
Constructing Condos, Long Island City, New York, 2008