Working Clothes!


Frank Stella, ca. late 50s early 60s
photographer unknown



I recently ran across this old photo of Frank Stella in a ratty but obviously well loved studio sweater and it occurred to me what a strong role our studio get ups play in maintaining consistency and ritual in our studio lives, perhaps even serving as armor or confidence builders as we face the days work.
So, I asked some of my favorite artists from all over the world to submit photographs of themselves in the working clothes they felt most comfortable wearing while making their art.
The results are below . . .




Debra Ramsay, New York, NY



Mandy Lyn Ford, Los Angeles, CA




Joan Mellon, New York, NY




Arvid Boecker, Heidelberg, DE




Nooshin Rostami, Brooklyn, NY
Photo taken at the Artel Residency in India, 2016




Katrin Mäurich, London, UK




René Korten, Tilburg, NL



Sharon Butler, New York, NY




Sabine Tress, Köln, DE




Brian Edmonds, Huntsville, AL




Samantha Keely Smith, New York, NY
photo by Thomas Feiner




Paul Behnke, Brooklyn, NY
photo by Alice Zavadil Wiggins




Andrea Belag, New York, NY




Karl Bielik, London, UK
photo by Lorna Milburn




David Pollack, Brooklyn, NY
photo by Emily Raw





Helen O'Leary, Brooklyn, NY
photo by Eva O'Leary




Cristina Muñiz, Kansas City , MO




Matthew Neil Gehring, Brooklyn, NY




James Erikson, Philadelphia, PA




Mie Yim, Brooklyn, NY




Damien Flood, Dublin, Ireland




Gabriele Herzog, based in London and Berlin




Gary Petersen, Brooklyn, NY




Michael David, 1992 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn




Julie Torres, Brooklyn, NY
photo by Eric Trosko





Gary Giordano, Brooklyn, NY




Diana Copperwhite, Dublin, IRL




*all photographs courtesy of the artists


Comments

dave said…
Love this!
Cora said…
Such fun- and what a cool way to get a peek into the studios.