It starts with an Idea
The idea was the first group of images posted to this website. Written on napkins, the series was a generic mind map for exploring a new direction of art education. Produced at the New York Public Library, every aspect of the series uses information gathered through publicly available resources.
To The Moon
VRFolio first explored 360 images through travel and public access materials. Beyond the Unknown was first enacted using publicly available catalog images alongside images from Paris. These images are still on the website today (albeit updated with moving 360 animation).
The Environment Is Smoking was the first 360 photograph installation on the website. It incorporated cyanotypes, cigarette detritus, images of land art, and landscapes. The show was produced during June of 2018, coinciding with the Trump administration's detainment of families in El Paso, which was also a stop along the production route. The Environment Is Smoking is an attempt to draw attention to the violence perpetrated against the landscape as well as the power of the landscape to transform and correct human interventions.
The Environment is Smoking
Cabin 186 focused on the environment and travel. Showing depression-era photographs of cars transformed into homes in the early 20th Century, the show integrated historical, natural, and audio alongside 360* images. The show was produced in the fall of 2019 at Savoy Mountain State Forest in Massachusetts's Berkshire mountains, home to Tannery Falls, the tallest waterfall in western Massachusetts.
PARTS was the first show that mapped the mechanics of 360* images. Rather than creating images from scratch, the show used a white box approach to present monumental images of mechanical parts from a student training manual dating to the late 1980s. The series was produced in the fall of 2019.
From Beyond The Unknown was represented in 2019 after its earlier presentation in 2017. The series, which draws upon comic books of the same name, was presented as a choose your own adventure story. The show was reproduced in the Spring of 2019, and offered an accompanying series of space photographs from NASA's publicly available image bank.