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› Thu, 22 Feb 2018
1. Where are you from and where are you living right now?
I’m from upstate NY and it’s also where I am right now. (I’ve lived in other places in between then and now).
2. Does the place you live in affect your art and practice?
I suppose it does subconsciously but I tend to be interested in the same things no matter where I’ve lived.
3. How does being a female photographer influence your work? Do you encounter any challenges in your practice related to that?
I think right now there are a lot of great opportunities that are being offered just for women photographers but it’s bothersome that there have to be women-only platforms so we have a chance to be heard. I think a lot of female photographers draw from their experiences as a woman which can be hard for men to identify with so they dismiss the work.
I think men really enjoy pictures with boobs in them but a lot of them have a difficult time getting past that and engaging with the actual concept of nudity in a woman’s work. As a male photographer recently told me, “tits is tits”.
4. Do you want to share something about your body of work? What are you working on right now?
I’ve been working on the series Little Romances for about six months. It’s been a very different way of working for me as in the past I would shoot once every few months and with this series I shoot every day. I tend to supress my feelings quite a bit and the last few years have been especially intense. I put what I’m feeling into my work so getting that release every day has become necessary for me to function.
By photographing prints of my photos I’m able to pursue my interest in the photograph as object and at the same time distance that image from the viewer by obscuring/recontextualizing it.
5. How do you get inspiration? Who do you admire?
Lately I’ve been very into Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. I’m hoping someday I’ll be able to make work with such visceral honesty.
Inspiration lurks around every corner, when the light hits it be ready with a camera.
6. Do you shoot mostly color or black and white? Why?
I use both, probably b&w a little more because I can develop my own film. I’m happy to use anything I can get my hands on. (maybe not 400CN though).
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› Tue, 20 Feb 2018
Between Two Worlds, 2016
Somewhere in the South
› Wed, 14 Feb 2018
photo: Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac, New York City, Fall 1953, snapped William S Burroughs.
› Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Jen Ervin, Transformation, polaroid print, 2017
› Sun, 28 Jan 2018
”I came from a family of repairers. The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves and repairs it.”
– Louise Bourgeois
› Sun, 28 Jan 2018
“I work like a bee and feel that I accomplish little.”— Louise Bourgeois (via ottersunday)
› Fri, 19 Jan 2018
“I need to say to you. There are things in your life that only you will see, stories that only you will hear. If you don’t tell them or write them down, if you don’t make the picture, these things will not be seen, these things will not be heard.”— Emmet Gowin (via jenervinblog)
› Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Three Muses II, Summer 2017
Little Pee Dee River, South Carolina
From the series, “The Arc of Summer”
› Sat, 30 Dec 2017
“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed.
It leads to each other. We become ourselves.”
Patti Smith (via wiredz)
› Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The Arc of Summer, Summer 2017
The Little Pee Dee River, SC