I am starting a new studio practice with two long time friends and photographers that I greatly respect. Sleeper.studio is a publishing project working with photography, design, and text to realize artists’ ideas in printed form.  Our interests lie in cultivating a fluid studio practice that values open, collaborative and equitable relationships with artists.

Sleeper is Ben Alper, Peter Hoffman and Ross Mantle. It currently operates out of Durham, NC and Pittsburgh, PA.

We had a (very) soft launch over the weekend at Silver Eye Book Fair in Pittsburgh where the three of us sold work that we had all previously done and previewed some of our upcoming projects.

Please head over to the new website and sign up for the mailing list if you’re curious about what’s in the pipeline. This new collaborative venture will supplant my own personal photo book practice for the foreseeable future. Though our focus is mostly on the work of other artists, the three of us continue to make our own pictures and will likely publish some of our own work through from time to time.