Steven Paneccasio (b. 1982, CT United States) is a large format color photographer who lives in Queens, New York. He is an adjunct photography professor at SUNY Purchase and also works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He received an MFA in photography from MassArt and a BFA in photography from SUNY Purchase. His works range from vast landscapes of the American west to still life images from the everyday domestic space. With the use of a carefully selected (often minimal) color palette paired with the precise description of the large format view camera, his images often ask the viewer for a close and careful read.
I began making these pictures when I moved to the midwest United States from New York City in August 2014. I lived in a house on an urban farm that for many years has been dubbed the “HOODOO” house. The pictures began as a reaction to my new environment as well as the people who inhabited it. It’s not my intention to make this work about the place, rather using its characteristics to articulate a more mental state. With the descriptive use of a view camera, as well as paying close attention to palette, light and aperture, familiar objects begin to take on a new role. Since moving back to New York, I continue to make pictures that populate this growing world.
To see more of Steven’s photographs, please view his website.