#7 from "Trouble", 1983
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"With this first series shot on color positive film, I let go of the linear narrative of the previous photo-novellas. The connection between images comes from their visual style and situational equivalency, and from the near-constant character in the black suit. Although the scenes were carefully staged and in some cases built to be seen from particular vantage points, many of the poses were improvisational. The black suit was my guarantee that I could make a strong dark shape to complete a composition."
The 15 photographs from 'TROUBLE' were printed as silver-dye-bleach prints (Cibachromes) and first exhibited as a solo show at P.S.1 in New York in 1983.