ABOUT THESE BODIES OF WORK:
No work of fiction, nothing in a personal fantasy, could be as endlessly compelling and fascinating as the real world around us. Photography’s central role in our culture is the direct result of its power to describe that world. It is a visual medium whose most effective use emanates from direct experience. Stone's work focuses this descriptive ability, and his own direct experiences, at individuals and populated spaces to engage and question our nature as social beings. The investigations represented here hinge on what can be inferred from the visible and are made more complex by the invisible but unmistakably non-neutral presence of the artist as an observer. By triangulation, subject/artist/audience, these photographs reveal how divergent interests actually unite us.