Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.
You have a very interesting way of bringing people into your work. We especially like the combination and presence of urban landscape, natural landscape and people. Please tell us a little bit about your process. Do you plan your double-exposed shots beforehand, or just take them first and superimpose whatever fits later on?
The earlier multiple exposures I made were digital, and were thrown together from a little bit of listless scrambling. After I got my hands on some film, I started taking double exposures with more intent and purpose - one series I envisioned involved silhouettes of people superimposed with the things that reminded me of them. (Still working on this one.) That being said, some of the double exposures I’ve taken on film were entirely accidental, which is something I love about film - you pay more attention to what you’re shooting and how you’re shooting it, but you still never quite know what you’re going to get.
I knew that I would have to be brave. Not foolhardy, not in love with risk and danger, not making ridiculous exhibitions of myself to prove that I wasn’t terrified—really genuinely brave. Brave enough to be quiet when quiet was called for, brave enough to observe before flinging myself into something, brave enough to not abandon my true self when someone else wanted to seduce or force me in a direction I didn’t want to go, brave enough to stand my ground quietly.
Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black (via larmoyante)