Brooklyn-born photographer Arthur Tress is one of the pioneers in "staged" photography and came to the forefront in the beginning of the 1970s, along with Duane Michals, Diane Arbus, Les Krims and others. From 1984 until 1987 Tress turned the dark, haunting halls of an abandoned hospital in NYC into a series of sculptural installations by arranging, modifying, and painting medical equipment found in the building, and documented his creations with photographs. In a recent interview with Gothamist, Tress said, "I made these giant sculptures that I hand painted with spray paint. It was like graffiti art, no one ever saw them, but I would photograph each one. They're kind of... crazy."
Find out more about Arthur Tress' work here.
via [Huffington Post] via [Gothamist]