“Sleep” by Ted Spagna

Where science meets art, a photo book of humans in their most vulnerable state

Teacher, filmmaker and photographer Ted Spagna was as engrossed in the sciences of sleep and technology as he was in creating art. His sleep project depicts a shift from the conceptual side of science to a more human one; exploring the intimacy, vulnerability and range of emotions involved in the sleeping state. His photos—taken during the 1970s and ’80s—show sorrow and loneliness, as well as …

Conventional Wisdom: 37th Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention

The third installment of Arthur Drooker's photo series on convention attendees

Photographer Arthur Drooker has already taken us on eccentric adventures within the World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships and the annual assembling of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. Drooker’s been swinging by a hand-picked selection of the convention industry’s oddest, while compiling images for his new book-in-progress Conventional Wisdom. The next stop is the Cincinnati Airport Marriott Hotel for the 37th Vent Haven Convention, which …

Conventional Wisdom: World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships

The second installment of Arthur Drooker's photo series on convention attendees

We recently took you to the Association of Lincoln Presenters annual assembly, by way of photographer Arthur Drooker‘s camera lens. Drooker has been dropping by some of the convention industry’s most eccentric gatherings in an effort to capture never-before-seen moments. Inspired by the passionate dedication and camaraderie of these attendees, Drooker is trekking along a path toward his new book and, once again, we’ve been …