An Overdue Conversation with My Father (2014 - Ongoing) reimagines the African American experience in the U.S. under Jim Crow, interpreted through the lens of my father Richard Tarver, who documented this once-thriving community in Fort Gibson, OK during the 1940s and 50s.
Land Sea Air (Work in Progress) seeks to explore the intricacies of these public lands and discover what makes them essential.
World in A Grain of Sand (2007) utilizes camera-less photography techniques to evoke the ethereal quality of astrophotography as represented through objects such as fruits, berries, eggs and sand.
Deep Deuce (2003) examines the abandoned homes and dilapidated structures of what was once one of the most successful African-American business districts in the nation.
Havana (1999) is an attempt to reveal the wonderful contradictions of this enigmatic city. It is a visual investigation that conjures more questions than answers.
Homesteads (2003) explores the relationship between humanity, the land, and the essence of home.
African Masks (1999) reflects experiments with darkroom processes to investigate the ethereal unknown.
Our Town (1998) represents my fascination with the ambiguity of the night. The way artificial light produced by street lights and cars reveal only what is necessary, all the while creating an alternate world where light and shadow become one.