The next photo project

April 15, 2009 at 6:18 am | Posted in alaska, anchorage, art | Leave a comment
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Took down my Alley Project show the other day.  I think it was a raging success.  Countless people, known and unknown to me said they really enjoyed it, loved the idea, was about time people started paying attention to alleys.  “I walk down the alley instead of the street all the time!” a lot of people at the opening said. 

Mt. View alley.

Mt. View alley.

I have a lengthly ‘to do’ list right now.  This year has been so crazy.  I am going to take stock of everything, take some time for a thorough Spring housecleaning and work on some unresolved issues.  [That all sounds rather cliche-ridden, but it is true!]

I’m thinking about what sort of photo project to tackle next.  I take a lot of photos of houses and apartment buildings.  And I was thinking, I wonder what it would be like to take six months and move into a small building, maybe eight or twelve units, and try to get to know the people who live there in the other apartments?  And photograph them, inside and outside the building; and record some details of their lives in photos and words.  How could I pull this off, in a lovely and respectful way without seeming weird to the people I’m depicting?  Is it even possible?  I’m going to toss this around some more and talk to some other people about it.

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