Memory 2x : Project Statement
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.