Wednesday, April 30, 2008

julie at paquin towers

Friday, April 4, 2008

the uniform project

Being out at the Roots School is like stepping into a flash flood of personality and inspiration. Kids are avid and insatiable explorers of their worlds; they don't require sailing ships, jet planes, particle-accelerators, or dog teams to make discoveries. Really they don't need much, a notebook, a conversation, a field, an empty room nested in an afternoon will do. It's amazing to be around teenagers because their response mechanism hasn't be sedated yet; for them, beliefs still yield actions. May this always be the case.

After taking portraits, I recorded a short free-form interview with each participant about their take on what they were wearing and clothes in general. This soundslides it what came out of that day which was rather sunny, bright, and entertaining. The piece falls under an umbrella topic of uniforms that my picture story class is working on collectively.