i believe that it is only stephen chalmers that can make such eloquent images of serial killer dumpsites  that i would love to picnic there. i would wonder lackadaisical through these lush landscapes as if in a dreamy movie. stephen is not lacking a sense of humor or irony.

stephen is an artist extraordinaire with an impeccable eye and fascinating mind. his dumpsites is a clever blend of his training and experience as an emt, a B.S in psychology, a B.A. in fine art photography, toped with M.F.A in cinema and photography.

personally, as an law and order junkie i adore this project. however, stephen helps us see the reality and humanity of the situation by titling the prints with the names and ages of the victims.     

Stephen Chalmers, Kenneth Whitacre (40), Charles Fleming (67), Melford Sample (uk), Donald Smith (uk), John Haluka (uk), Warren Kelley (uk), Sigurd Beierman (uk), William Emery Kamp (uk), Clarence Hocking (uk), James Howard (uk), Jonah Smallwood (uk), Elbert T. Riley (uk), Paul Allen (60), Edward Martin Cupp (uk), Albert Hayes (uk), Raymond Muchache (uk), John Jackson (uk), Lloyd Wallace Wenzel (uk), Mark Beverly Shields (uk), Sam Bonafide (aka Joe Carriveau) and Joseph Maczak (uk), plus four John Does

2010 is looking to be a promising year for my friend. He will have the honor to add a solo exhibition at Light Work to his already extensive resume. the show will be up from march 22nd –may 29th with the gallery reception being held april 1st. i whole-heartedly congratulate stephen on this great accomplishment.     

you can also see more of stephen’s work in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography here in Chicago, the Getty in l.a, the Polaroide Collection in ma, the University of Louisville in ky as well as the Lighworks collections.

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