Boston Week: Asia Kepka
While I am enjoying the Focus Awards hosted by the Griffin Museum and the Flash Forward Festival hosted by the Magenta Foundation in Boston this week, I featuring Boston photographers, today with Asia Kepka.
I love Asia Kepka’s work, but also her person. David Hilliard took this amazing photograph of her:
In Asia’s words:
Working as a photographer I feel like a dog with it’s head out of the window of a car on the way to the park. This project is even more exciting. It became my visual diary- place where I record my dreams, my past, my everyday life .
My hope was to create a fairy tale that is timeless, independent of place, hermetically sealed from the outside world. This cathartic process has allowed me to explore issues of my identity as a woman and as an immigrant. Quite often images of me are reflection of my Mother and Grandmother back in Poland.
“I feel like i’m watching Fellini’s movie” -said an onlooker at the site of Bridget and I in a hotel pool in Arizona. At times dragging mannequin in public places draws quite an attention and “being in a moment” is a challenge but seeing reactions of bystanders is always positive and at times priceless.
All images are self portraits taken with 4×5 camera. The only exception are water shots.
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