1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
probably Asheville, NC
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
Double exposure on medium format film, probably made on my Holga.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
I don't remember these moments but I do remember the experience of deciding to just make images that may or may not turn out. My boyfriend at the time gave me a handful of expired film so I felt really free to mess around and let go of control over how the images turned out. I love how the double exposure works together and the mood the image evokes.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
Not at all. I don't remember these particular images and I didn't take notes to see what my double exposures were. Or at least, if I did, I have no idea where I put them. I did have a sense that it was an intimate roll of film that I had made. I'm super excited to see the work years later. So much mystery and the magic of waiting for development is lost with digital photography.
7. What kind of memories does this photo bring back?
I'm reminded of that time in my life where I was on my last 2 months of living in Asheville and I'd been there for 8 years. I was about to move back home to Portland, OR to develop my work after college so that I could have a new body of work to apply for an MFA. I didn't know what was next for me or my art practice. This was a moment where I was experimenting with my body and the landscape in such an intuitive way. Reminds me of how I want to work that way now instead of getting too stuck in conceptual ideas around the work. Just go and make and see what happens. Play more.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
The image opens up a lot of questions of what exactly we're looking at and I hope that it evokes a bit of mystery and a sense of mood that the viewer will impose on it.
- Erin Fussell
- Image Size
- 1429x1429 / 1.5MB