Catharine Stebbins PLACES Photography exhibit @ drkrm gallery
40”x40”, Digital-C print, edition of 6
gallery :: 2121 San Fernando Road :: Suite 3
of connectedness and ascendancy, anticipation and a little dread, unexpectedly
come over me when I find myself in a certain type of place. I love,
live for, these energizing feelings. Intuition determines if a given
locale is special or just another vacant lot. The right place drives
the tedium from my mind and sends me racing into a world of imagination
and possibility. Vast, harsh deserts; dirt roads leading to unseen canyons;
beautiful places that I know could also be dangerous, are like homing
devices for me. The geographically remote is always inspiring (some
of these inimitable places happen to be in my neighborhood, while others
are in different hemispheres), but I seek more than the hard to reach—I
need locations that help me to transcend the confines of time and deliver
me to a state where the past coexists with the present, and fact and
fiction become one. I may never have been to these spots before; and
yet the psychic delight I experience results in a plethora of involuntary
memories. My camera is the only means I have to document not just the
place and its surface details, but the evocative emotions and sensations
that overcome me.
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