Brooklyn based photographer Fred Cray has gone to significant lengths to fully explore himself. For his self-portraits series he has set himself on fire, eaten dirt and covered himself with tar.
As an artist he’s continually wandering the boroughs of New York City, exploring the hidden streets and lesser-known margins of the map, searching for meaningful frames as they appear at that moment. Combine that approach with Cray’s use of found imagery and the distorted long exposed frames that he shoots from his computer screen and the end result is usually a dreamy, ambiguous scene of the multi-layered world around him.
Fred is a graduate of the Yale Graduate School of Painting and his work has been exhibited at a number of diverse spaces that include White Columns, The Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, The George Eastman House and many other exhibits and shows around the world. He is represented by the Janet Borden Gallery in New York.