500 Days of Six Shooters
I’m not exactly sure how many words it takes to have a conversation these days (“Sup? nm, u?”), but today I am celebrating a visual conversation with 500 images, each photograph speaking to each other through subject, color, gesture or idea. Our project, Six Shooters, is a photographic conversation leading the viewer on a photographic journey — a visual train, so to speak, with each image dependent on the one in front or behind to make the engine operate and stay on track.
For the past two years, six photographers, Nancy Baron, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Cat Gwynn, Heidi Lender, Ashly Stohl and I have mined our archives to create a visual language about connectedness and let our images do the talking. Through the process, not only did we shift our thinking about creating work, but our friendships deepened and we were surprised on a daily basis with our responses to each other’s images.
Starting tomorrow, Six Shooters has a new line-up–Heidi Lender and Ashly Stohl are moving onto a host of new projects and we welcome photographers Eleonora Ronconi and Bootsy Holler to the stable. Eleonora and Bootsy are locked and loaded with images and we can’t wait to see how they fire their cameras. We are so lucky to have shared this experience with Heidi and Ashly, and will miss their wonderful responses, but they will always be part of the conversation.
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