I’m Ian Ference, a full time working art photographer (imagine that!) who focuses on shooting modern ruins - abandoned buildings constructed in the modern ago - and, recently, on shooting artistic nudes in these same buildings. I’ve been working on the former project for over a decade, and the latter for a couple of years.
I shoot with a variety of gear - for digital, a Canon 5D mk3. For film, a variety of 35mm cameras (especially some of the old Minolta MD-mount manual focus cameras) and my beloved Rolleiflex Xenotar f/2.8.
I am thankful to be at a point in my career where I can do this full-time; my work has been featured in the Brooklyn Museum, in a solo exhibition, and in countless publications both domestic and internationally. I run a well-known (though infrequently updated) photoblog called The Kingston Lounge, and am currently working on my first monograph, on an abandoned asylum in Buffalo, NY.