Turning the lens away from himself, Ezekiel documented a Live from My Den performance by fellow East Coasters, Pinegrove. In the months since the show, he’s been documenting actors in the lead-up to an original play, creating portraits of individuals inside their homes and preparing for an editorial-style photo session. Boundlessly creative, he’s also turned his eye to set designing the very same stage production.
“The physicality of our world is a key part of identity. How do the environments we choose to live in reflect who we are as people? We all exist in a certain space. I’ve been exploring the composition and geometry of architecture, and how we fit within that, in my image making.”
Like many artists, though, Ezekiel’s creativity comes with weight to shoulder. With a frenetic mind that’s prone to being swept away in endless waves of light and shape, he finds natural appeal in a more methodical means of creating. Taking a case study slowly, precious time can explore the inner workings of a subject, refine the approach, and finely craft a story. The time constraints of photographing a live music performance were something Ezekiel faced graciously.