The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize: 26 to Watch - LENSCRATCH

Every year we seek to celebrate the next generation of photographic artists through our Student Prize Awards program. 2021 was a stellar year for photography, not only with a record number of excellent submissions, but the work itself reflected deep think

'Other People's Clothes': A Photographer's Humorous Self-Portraits Imagine the Lives of Strangers - Feature Shoot

Boston-based photographer Caleb Cole’s curiosity about the lives of others led him to make his amusing series Other People’s Clothes. In the series, he becomes the stranger by using scavenged clothing and a location in which to create these imagined stori

Boston-based photographer Caleb Cole’s curiosity about the lives of others led him to make his amusing series Other People’s Clothes.

Caleb Cole

I'm thrilled to share Caleb Cole's new book, Other People's Clothes.  I have followed and featured this project for a number of years and it's wonderful to see it come to full fruition as a book.  The book can be purchased through Gallery Kayfas in Boston

I'm thrilled to share Caleb Cole's new book, Other People's Clothes

Caleb Cole

The images in Odd One Out began as found photographs, purchased in antique stores and estate sales, of groups of people during special events, reunions, and family gatherings. The photographs are the spoils of a hunt, the proceeds of afternoons spent looking into the eyes of people I do not know and who may no longer be living. I select images of people who, unlike the rest of the smiling faces in the frame, bear looks of loneliness and longing that stop me in my tracks.