The House-Sitting Project

About the project

A collection of self-portraits created while house sitting for various people. Each job allows me access to the private world of another person, a world that would ordinarily remain hidden from view. Immersed in this world, I then hire an outside photographer to produce a portrait of myself under the identity of the space’s actual resident. This portrait then serves as a record of my performed role.  Both the homeowner and the photographer remain unaware of the performance-taking place until afterwards, as it is essential that the hired photographer believe he or she has entered my home to photograph me in my personal environment.