Cooperative of Photography

Discover a Strange New World


Project Astoria is Todd Baxter’s ongoing series exploring the coming of age and transcendence. The project is directly inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Rose Period. The photographs create a platform of a society on another planet, discovered hidden within our Sun’s system by an amateur astronomer in Astoria, Illinois in the 1920’s. The moons which encircle the planet, are named after the astronomer’s daughters and are colonized in the 1970’s. Todd says, “The images follow the moons’ immigrants as they explore, adapt and create a new life in their strange new worlds moving between the surreal feeling of a fairy tale and something more comfortable and somewhat mundane.”

Todd currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

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Written by Rowynn Dumont

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