The following article was published in N-SPHERE may 2010 issue.


Name: Rik Garrett

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US

Occupation: Photographic

Definition of personal sphere: Darkened rooms of all kinds

Artwork in 4 words: Emerging from quiet spaces

What is inspirational for you: People who do things. People who make things. People who have turned normal things into magical things: Ted Serios, William H. Mumler, Austin Osman Spare, William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin, Genesis P-Orridge, etc. And love.

Currently favourite artists: Hans Bellmer, Pierre Molinier, Yoshifumi Hayashi, Stephen Kasner, Raoul Ubac, Steven Leyba

Tools of trade: 4×5 camera from the 1950s, film. On occasion wet plate collodion process (glass plates, silver nitrate baths, ether, etc.). Sometimes also paint and canvas.

Current obsessions: Alchemy and the mating process of Anglerfish.

Personal temptation: Constantly treading the line between not doing quite enough and taking on far too many gigantic projects at once.

Artwork: Untitled


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