"Photography, precisely because it can only be produced in the present, and because it is based on what exists objectively before the camera, takes its place as the most satisfactory medium for registering objective life in all its aspects, and from this comes its documental value. If to this is added sensibility and understanding and, above all, a clear orientation as to the place it should have in the field of historical development, I believe that the result is something worthy of a place in social production, to which we should all contribute." Tina Modotti
Before I began my Residency at World Of Co in Sofia, Bulgaria this May, I started to become interested in how a 30 day making project could influence my making process.
The above images represent the first 7 days from the project. I am responding to female photographers, creating works in homage to theirs through the medium of Instax film. I have been challenged by this medium as it does not always behave the way one might wish, but there is beauty in that. I am learning a lesson in detachment from the 'perfect'. I am also learning about the lives of these women, their struggle in a male dominated industry and their particular way of seeing, translating and articulating their thoughts, feelings and views.
I am inspired, and a fire has been lit.
- Marina Abramovic
- Florence Henri
- Iiu Susiraja
- Susan Meiselas
- Petra Collins
- Tina Modotti
- Cindy Sherman
You can follow the project on Instagram here!