Kris Graves

The name Kris Graves may sound familiar.  He is omnipresent in the New York photo world and juggles the roles of photographer, gallerist (Kris Graves Projects), curator, and juror which keep him actively engaged in the contemporary photography dialogue.  
As a photographer, Kris creates photographs of landscapes and people to document and preserve memory. His quiet images cause the viewer to acknowledge the
inevitability of change and the passage of time. He suspends his belief
and knowledge of this change, not to document a moment or state, but
rather to sustain it. For the past decade, Kris has chronicled a visual diary of unrelated moments that combine into a personal journey of place and experience.  Kris has created a book of this journey titled Permanence and he is raising funds via a Kickstarter Campaign to make it happen.

PERMANENCE documents the landscapes that I have visited over the past ten years around the world. I have been
fortunate enough to explore cities and surrounding areas freely
and with no obligations. This freedom from time has allowed me to stop
and photograph whenever I find something I want to remember forever, and the
images seek to evoke that sense of timelessness. Because the captured
moments and places float in time, their existence is dependent on my
documentation. These photographs are thus an archive of my memory.

This
book also includes notes opposite the photographs that provide a
description of time and place. Out of over 7,000 film frames shot between 2003 and 2012, he has chosen these 70 scenes to share.

Mister Softee, Astoria, New York
Looking at the Freedom Tower Construction, New York, 2011
Hverarond #2, Iceland, 2010

Mall of America, Minnesota, 2009

Adirondack Holiday, New York, 2009

Unexplained, Malmo, Sweden, 2011

Beachy Head, Eastbourne, United Kingdom, 2011

Abandoned HP Plant, somewhere in New England, 2005
On the Roof At Work, New York, 2011

East Hampton Beach in Winter, New York, 2006

Yellow Hats, Kyoto, Japan, 2005

Cheryl’s Hallway, Schwalmstadt, Germany, 2008

Constructing Condos, Long Island City, New York, 2008