March 4th, 2013

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I draw in my home studio, sketch for shoots and lay out prints.

- Davis Thompson-Moss, photographer and mixed media artist. 

Workspaces: Davis Thompson-Moss

IN Workspacesfrank visits the creative spaces of contemporary cultural, artistic and fashion influencers to photo-document where the magic happens.

The home studio of Davis Thompson-Moss - a photographer and mixed media artist - is located in the vibrant Crown Heights in Brooklyn, a neighbourhood whose liveliness makes it feel like a world of its own. And once you step inside, it becomes apparent why it is a perfect place to nourish creativity. It feels down-to-earth, serene, and well, warm. Although Davis rents a work space not too far away, he does quite a bit of ideation and work in his home - a place filled with memorabilia, old photographs, and gifted objects that overflow with sentimentality.

As a photographer and mixed media artist, Davis’ approach to his work is experimental, and this is well reflected in his environment.

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Studio & bed room.

(Photograph courtesy of Davis.)

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My brother and I have lived in Crown Heights, Brooklyn since 2003. I rent a studio space not far from my house, but I do a lot of work in my home studio.  

(Photograph courtesy of Davis.)

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I surround myself with images and work from other artists or people that inspire me. This small camel is a gift from Huma Mulji. I managed the install of her piece Rise at the Asia Society Museum, 2009. [This summer, Davis will be working in Venice setting up the 2013 Biennale, he will be documenting his experience here.]

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Photo of my mom on a horse at age 3, in Plano Texas.  I’m named for her Dad, Grant Davis Thompson. Here’s his name plaque from work. He owned a small sheet metal company in Dallas Texas called Texas Metal Supplies.  Today my brother [Palmer] owns a build design company with his name, GDT.

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My meditation seat and work of the Crown Heights artist Michael Smith.

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Russian Icons and a cup scultpture from my friend Jonathan Van Dyke

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Work from my white backdrop series.

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Palmer and Isobel’s mantel. 

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Our kitchen knives.

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Here I’m pointing out my Fathers Grandfather. He’s in the back row of this picture of Doctors in Tennessee from around 1900. I’m interested in their poses and the painted backdrop behind them. 

Here are a few works by Davis:

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Rashad Bailey: Good friend and incredible singer.  

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Isobel & Palmer: In my home studio I take intimate portraits of my friends and family.  Here is my brother Palmer and his fiance Isobel.

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Palmer and Isobel. 

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Photographs: Alina Kulesh.

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