Katherine Bishop

The trouble with photography’s function is that it fails at what it's meant to do immortalize. Make us last longer, make us remember for longer. An exposure is such a  small space in time to capture anything, and impossible to include everything. It’s  another way to try to take control of the unknown, and divert our thoughts from the  inevitable. The images I create fail, too. I can’t see an image of myself the way every one else can, and I won’t last any longer because I made them. Photographs are  powerful in their means of unlocking the subconscious, making us feel, and interacting  with a different space physically. It is an act of faith and a dissociative kind of seeing.  The faith I have in the medium varies.

Ephemeral images of rocks, trees, and movement feel more myself than a  picture of my figure in my own room. When I create an image of myself, I’m seeing  how it may feel to not exist, versus intentionally marking my presence. My practice is a  conversation with the body and energy and is the same conversation that photograph ing holds itself to. Images balance stillness and movement, absence and presence,  subject and exposure. This project explores the dynamics of landscape in relation to  the act of photographing oneself. The work questions records of the body, and how  photographing complicates our actuality.

Contact information
email: katherineebishop1@gmail.com
Instagram: @k.e.bish