Memory 2x : Project Statement / by Catherine Slye

Memory 2x, a series of classic portraiture. Featuring people that share memories and experiences with me. I want to capture what the recall of our shared story looks like - the manifest of memory will display on the face of the sitter. I believe in this way I will be able to authentically see them, while simultaneously see my reflection.

I'm seeking to capture a shared memory / emotional connection  / relational reaction in people who know me. I am the second, but "unseen" component in this dynamic. I am only "visible" through the interpretation of the face of the sitter. Shared story + visible emotion. 

Each sitter will have multiple sessions - a mini series - within this series. Each sitter will be photographed in their environment which is visually representative of what they do / who they are to the outside world.

My plan is to use a vintage manual lens (Minolta MD 28mm) with an adapter to my modern digital camera (Sony a9) - the equipment is in a way a memory too - a recall to the past.

Our conversations, the memories that we shared are only relevant to myself and the sitter and therefore the stories themselves will remain private.

Please contact me if you are interested in this project and/or have questions, thank you!   Images here.