Christine Osinski moved to Staten Island, New York in the early 1980s and immediately felt at home. Osinski had grown up on the South Side of Chicago and Staten Island had the same kind of muscular, working class sensibility she was accustomed to. Between 1983 and 1984 Osinski walked the borough with a 4 x 5 and a Twin Lens Reflex camera photographing what she describes as the “ the oddness in the ordinary”. In Osinski’s photographs the island is presented without context- we don’t know where we are- but also as a place of real idiosyncrasies and distinct character. Her meticulous compositions work hand in hand with her obvious affection for her subjects and the results are consistent and distinctive.
Christine Osinski: From Staten Island
Sasha Wolf Gallery
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