I'm a photographer and writer based in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Fe, NM. I use photography to explore the dark side of innovation, the detritus of the free market economy, and the stories of people at its margins. I'm especially interested in the nebulous space where design and architecture meet culture, and I've been exploring a particularly American version of that since 2010 for my ongoing documentary project, America is Dead. I'm currently at work on a new project dear to my heart, El Fogón, an exploration of the complexity of hispanic identity in New Mexico.
I speak 4 languages, hold an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, and previously served as editor-in-chief of Human Being Journal. Like every millennial, I spent way too much time in school (Parsons School of Design, UCLA, The University of New Mexico, Istituto Europeo di Design), and pretty much everything in 2018 makes me feel mega existential dread. Still, I'm finding that the whole world still looks so damn beautiful if you just turn off your phone for a while...
Recent publications, exhibitions, and press:
Subjectively Objective, Volume 54 – Tag Christof
Anticamèra 2017, book published by Anticàmera, launched at Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
A New Nothing, ongoing photographic conversation with Maggie Shannon
Lobby #6, "West Side Stories"
Grafik, "High Standards"
Langly Ambassador, 2017
MUSEA Podcast, "Tag Christof" episode 9/20/17
Shopping Mall (2017), published by Bloomsbury. Interview with author Matthew Newton.
The Outline, "Ghost Malls" excerpt from Shopping Mall with photos and interview.
Hypebeast x Adidas NMD, "The Urban Wasteland"
Mic.com x Google Pixel, "Small Town, Big Pride: Boise, Idaho"
Mic.com x Google Pixel, "Small Town, Big Pride: Spencer, Indiana"
Mic.com x Google Pixel, "Small Town, Big Pride: Erie, Pennsylvania"
Vanity Fair Italia, "Viaggio in America"
Amadeus #11, "Flint"
Visual Feast, edited by Gestalten, photo essay with Lauren Lyon and Eric Gilkey
Us of America #2, "Motel 69"
Stella Artois x Water.org, Buy A Lady A Drink
Grafik, "Motor Mouth"
Interview Magazine, feature on Art x Resist
Art x Resist, "Watergate" Tag Christof x Planned Parenthood
Us of America #1, artist profile and photo essay
Apartamento Magazine #18, "Making Meaning" roundtable with Susan Sellers, Andrew Zuckerman, Sam Grawe
Monopol - Magazine fûr Kunst und Leben, "Alles nur billige Schnappschüsse?" group feature
Boat Magazine #12, "Inhabiting Space & Time: How the Faroe Islands Were Built," essay
Swamp Yankee by Maggie Shannon, book intoduction
Grafik, "Dead Good"
Hello Mr. #6, "Geography Lesson," essay
Forget Them 09, editor-at-large
Shape Shift Report –The Identity Issue, artist feature
Lodestars Anthology – The Canada Issue, "Modernist Montréal"
The Today Show, video clip of Riviera Las Vegas implosion
President's, AW2015/2016 artist-in-residence
Human Being Journal 7, editor-in-chief
Magculture, review of Human Being Journal 6
Human Being Journal 6, editor-in-chief
i-D / Amuse, "A Night In A Kentucky Museum," with 21c Museum Hotels
Institute 193, photography feature
Compost #1, "Ladrillo por Ladrillo" ("Brick by Brick")
Seventh Man Magazine, artist profile
Boat Magazine, "A Bygone Exuberance," artist feature
It's Nice That, review of Human Being Journal 5