Nathan Baker


Artist Nathan Baker creates large-format photographs often depicting multiples of the same figure within a single space. Baker constructs these images digitally, allowing greater narrative possibilities to emerge and offering insight into contemporary American life. In his recent series “Rupture,” the artist photographs moments directly following spills or knock-overs. Referencing Martin Heidegger‘s idea of the “Present at Hand,” the artist’s new series attempts to capture the small moments in a person’s life where things temporarily break down and the routine of life stops. Baker attended Columbia College in Chicago and the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This year, the artist has presented work with the Houston Center for Photography‘s 25th Anniversary Juried Membership Exhibition, curated by Anne Tucker, Curator of Photography of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The artist has also exhibited his body of work “Occupation” at the Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Va., and with Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, this year. You can also find Baker at the Randall Scott Gallery in Washington DC from September 15 through October.