These sun decks were originally produced for a summer exhibition in Los Angeles —the artist worked on a tan in preparation to show-off in California. Featuring a close-up exposure of the artist (his tan-line at the hip); these photos are sliced into strips and rusty nailed to handmade wooden palette decks, soaked with water and left bathing in sunlight, and secured with hemp. The photograph's nature is confused between indoor and outdoor, and it's skin subjected to abuse and damage for the sake of appearance.

 

Tan-Lines

© ​ALAN BELCHER 2013