Title: BCA Artist Studio Tour: Zachary P. Stephens
For this installment of BCA’s Artist Studio Tour, New Hampshire photographer Zachary P. Stephens reveals how an artist’s studio is often a variety of locations, especially when balancing one’s creative practice with domestic life. Stephens' photographs, featured in BCA Center’s Summer 2022 exhibition, "More Than an Object: The Contemporary Still Life," are a humorous critique of the myths and realities of fatherhood, parenting, and modern-day families imagined in the style of a 17th-century Dutch still life painting. Stephens shares how he constructs his still lives by digitally collaging multiple subjects and scenes drawn from home, including a lively collaboration with his children who both inspire and appear in his photographs.