No need to introduce the interviews anymore I guess!
After Vancouver, Tarrytown and Greensboro, we're in Europe today, in England, in Bath with Susannah from Ink on my fingers.
Here's what she says !
1- What do you find inspiring in taking photographs of your home and your everyday life ?
I like to take pictures of what's around me - that might be the things in my home, the people i am with or the places i am visiting. I take photos to record my experiences, to make sense of what i am seeing and, at its most basic, to create pretty pictures! I am happiest when i have a camera in my hands, and i don't really mind what i photograph; I work from home so inevitably that is where my camera is most often pointed. I pay attention to what the light is doing, and on a sunny day, when my living room is full of light, i find myself itching to burn through a pack of Polaroid film. Even when I am out and about there is always something that catches my eye; I never leave the house without a camera in my bag!
2- Out of remembering, testifying, documenting, creating a vision, (other) ... what feels the most important to you ? Why ?
I take pictures to remember events and places, and to translate my thoughts and feelings into images. I find that the more i take photographs, the more my own vision matures, and even though that has never been a particularly conscious desire, it's great to be able to look back through my work and see the themes develop as the months and years pass.
3- What atmospheres and/or emotions do you try to create or to convey ?
The fact that i am drawn to recording dreamy light on Polaroid film means my images have an automatic nostalgia to them; I'm also very drawn to vintage things - mid-century furniture, 70s clocks, pottery, old cameras - which also adds to the retro feel. If i had to pick specific themes, I tend to go for off-beat and whimsical, and stillness and simplicity.
4- Do you like to look at photographs of other people's home and everyday life ? If so, what do you look for and appreciate in these photographs ?
Absolutely! I like the simple things - the way the light catches a spoon on a tabletop, a half-eaten bowl of pasta, a blooming magnolia tree or an artist's messy but oh-so-inspiring studio. Actually, artists are endlessly inspiring to me - i love to see their sketchbooks and the quirky stuff they keep on their shelves. I'm also really obsessed with shots of people's shoes :)