Transient Salesman, 2013 | All images inkjet print from tintype, 40”x50”
Off the Grid
By Jeff Rich
Artist: Cole Caswell
Location: Maine, New Hampshire, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Arizona, California, New Mexico
Project: Peripheral Subsistence
Description: Cole Caswell’s photography explores the lives of people who live off the conventional grid, such as a homeless DIY punk couch-surfing in Savannah and a retired stock trader/primitive-skills-master hiding out on a swampy homestead. Caswell develops his images, all tintypes, on the road in a hand-built portable darkroom.
Cole Caswell investigates landscape, place, environment, and geography through traditional, historic, and digital photographic mediums. He received an interdisciplinary MFA from the Maine College of Art, and has been working, living, and observing while traveling through the county as a nomad.