Will Ryman


This photo was taken about three days after the foundation structure of the cabin was completed at my studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—a production image shot before the next phase, in which the structure will be chromed. A reimagining of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood cabin, the piece is my own exploration of the arc of capitalism in the United States. The interior, which is not shown here, is made up of the consumer, industrial, and agricultural products that were instrumental in growing the American economy. Here you see a structure within a structure, which is what I think Jason [Schmidt] liked about this shot.