ERIK BAIER Earthaven 2016

ERIK BAIER
Earthaven 2016
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Hostel 2016

ERIK BAIER
Hostel 2016
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Jerusalem Hill 2016

ERIK BAIER
Jerusalem Hill 2016
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER La Lomo del Chivo 2015

ERIK BAIER
La Lomo del Chivo 2015
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Marathon, Texas 2016

ERIK BAIER
Marathon, Texas 2016
Digital print
16" x 20"
 

ERIK BAIER Meadow sky 2015

ERIK BAIER
Meadow sky 2015
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Neruda Earthship 2016

ERIK BAIER
Neruda Earthship 2016
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Summer housing 2015

ERIK BAIER
Summer housing 2015
Digital print
16" x 20"
 

ERIK BAIER Untitled 2016

ERIK BAIER
Untitled 2016
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Untitled 2016

ERIK BAIER
Untitled 2016
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Water tower 2016

ERIK BAIER
Water tower 2016
Digital print
20" x 16"

ERIK BAIER Wildroots cook shack 2015

ERIK BAIER
Wildroots cook shack 2015
Digital print
16" x 20"

ERIK BAIER Wildroots North Carolina 2016

ERIK BAIER
Wildroots North Carolina 2016
16" x 20"
Digital Print

COMMUNE

Erik Baier / photography

PROJECTS GALLERY ROCHESTER

August 9 – September 9, 2017

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

"This group of photographs documents the common bond of these various places, and since you can’t photograph a common bond, I have chosen to photograph their buildings as a way to show the state of mind of their inhabitants. Their structures are indicative of the way they want to live, and the way they live is less important than what rules they live by.

The photographs show a certain amount of chaos and lack of refinement, and within the communities there is a lot of variations on why these particular individuals have come together. I want these photographs to show that the commonality they share is that they don’t want to be judged by their life choices. And I want to photograph what was built as a way to document fairly a way of life that may be becoming more important in our society. Perhaps this idea of living as a combination of chaos and purpose is not so far off from our own futures.
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- Erik Baier

Press

"An Un-Commune Life" - Alexa Harrison, Take Magazine
09/22/2017
"Join a Commune in Vermont" - Take Magazine
08/15/2017