Since 2008 photographer Gregory Halpern has been collecting Californian scenes and portraits for his upcoming book, set to publish with J&L books sometime next year. Tentatively, the series is titled “In-Progress Work from California”. The images are of a lyric-documentary style and show both awe and respect for the subjects depicted, gleaming in the infamous California light.

Halpern also published his book A through J&L Books in 2011, which walks viewers down cinematic streets of the United States Rust Belt and tells a non-linear narrative of the people and animals which inhabit the region.

Gregory Halpern studied at Harvard University, later receiving his MFA at the California College of the Arts. He currently teaches the the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Text by Linnea Stephan