Fragmented moments over the past few months . . . producing images isn’t a problem, but finding the right output seems to be. I’ve always been a shooter: that is to say, one that shoots on a regular basis whether what is captured is planned or merely candid moments of daily life. As of late many conversations have been held with individuals I see consistently concerning the Internet as the final end point for photographs—images being digested too quickly by viewers and the loss of photography’s physicality. This is obviously not a new thought, it's sort of an extension of In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction? I do not think I would swear off the Internet as a means of communicating and showing my work, but I grow increasingly wary of the Internet being the end point of my images and I’ve been attempting to think of a way to change or find a new method to show photographs.
I would like to participate in the world around me and meet interesting people & strangers. Indeed, the photo booth project I've been working on the past few months has produced bizarre and amazing encounters--in real time--and yet has also revealed the difficulty in actually meeting people in a physical space.
I have many ideas for projects that I think have some merit and would be worth exploring, but again, maybe it is difficult to create something meaningful when you are unsure of how you will show the photos in a physical "real life" way. What is important right now, I think, is to discuss these ideas with other creative people around me (and I am lucky because there are so many talented individuals in Montreal, and of course people of the Internet as well) and to keep producing work despite unknown conclusions.
T to B: Katai, Ben, Mikey, Brittany, & Jenni