Kevin Kline and Bruce Schultz
a story in tintypes.....
'A Stranger to Me'
A series of over-sized tintypes ruminating upon a relationship of 16 years by means of metaphor, allegory and factual re-interpretation. These images are a reflection of my relationship with my partner Brian and the years we spent together in New Orleans, focusing on issues of race, boredom, sexual identity, poverty, beauty, and a hurricane, among other things.
These images represent the idea of trying to know someone---the feeling of knowing them well, and then at times, not at all. It's an attempt at making something that expresses the desire and frustration and the occasional contentment of trying to find intimacy with another human being.
These tintypes, which measure 19in' x 23in' and 20in' x 24in', are made with Bruce Schultz. For this project Schultz, fashioned a camera obscura by attaching a Cooke 530mm lens to a red ice fishing tent. This serves as the camera, and also the darkroom.