Theoretical Models began with the practical task of trying to tone down the metallic glare of steel film developing reels. He took them to the sidewalk in front of his house and spray painted them a flat black.
“As I moved them around I looked down at the sidewalk and it was amazing, it left this wonderful pattern. So I moved them, the bright sunlight, the negatives and positives, and I said, this is a still life, right? That’s what’s wonderful about photography: you just begin with a few little ideas, you’re playing around and one takes you away, and you have the courage to follow it.”