Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Architecture / Buildings

Shed World

  • Photographer
    Austin Irving
  • Technical Info
    4x5 Color Negative (kodak Portra 160), Toyo Field Camera
  • Photo Date

SHED WORLD is a collection of large format photographs made on location at an outdoor showroom of pre-fab sheds just outside the high desert town of Hesperia, CA. With exposures ranging from 8 to 30 mins, this series is as much of a documentation as it is a meditation on these seemingly innocuous domestic sheds. When photographed at night, these structures are transformed into provocative, impermanent objects perched atop wooden pallets, ready for transport. All images in this series were made on 4x5 color negative with a Toyo Field camera.

Born and raised in New York City, Austin Irving is a visual artist who works with large format analog photography. Irving graduated cum laude with a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU’s TISCH School Of The Arts in 2006. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Hong Kong, India, Germany, France, and across The United States. In 2020, her projects SHOW CAVES and NOT AN EXIT won first place at The Budapest International Foto Awards in the Science and Architecture categories. In 2019, NOT AN EXIT and PLANTS IN EXILE won the PX3 award.