Photography and the photobook are my primary modes of making. I am motivated by the non-linear narrative possibilities of the photobook and I remain deeply inspired by the photograph as a signifier of history, physical object and metaphor. I push photographs to live in disconnected isolation or be the means of connection to other ideas and physical manifestations. Historical and cultural markers, combined with the structures of narrative fiction, instigate my practice. My reoccurring process is an autobiographical approach to personal space distilled by cultural history. 

email me here: colinstearns at gmail dot com

//photobook reviews and things//

please, review by ryan haley, photo-eye blog

CSphotobooks// Independent art book fair new york, 2018

all that cannot be said, (sold out) published by +KrisGravesProjects 

 all that cannot be said, review and interview with Strant Magazine

all that cannot be said, Interview with Humble Arts Foundation

all that cannot be said, Book of the Week, Photo-Eye Blog

all that cannot be said, Athens Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition

Photo-Eye Book of the Week, Contributor

a new nothing conversation with Ronnie Eugene Wright II

Meridian, (out of print) published by RITA

Meridian, on Advanced Copy by Christian Michael Filardo 

Meridian, on Landscape Stories

Meridian, Photo-eye blog by Adam Bell

Meridian, on Little Brown Mushroom

Places Journal Divide and Conquer by Aaron Rothman

The Winter Shack (Grey/Gray installation) and documentation here

The Bad Luck Hut (The History of Knot Tying)

Photographs on the Brain

Oranbeg Press: Interleaves

Super Massive Black Hole Magazine

//places where I have some things-

international center of photography library

hellenic centre for Photography

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University  

New York Public Library, Division of Art and Architecture

Sloane Art Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The New School, University Center Library Collection

the university of illinois at chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, Photography Collection