BRITTANY MARKERT.

AN INTERVIEW.

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Where do you draw your inspiration from?

The energy that lingers from a vibrant connection – whether it is a person, a memory that is burnt in my imagination, or a haunting room that shares secrets of its history.

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There is a dark essence in many of your pictures, can you tell us a bit about that?

The shape of an image, as in life, is strange without the presence of a dark essence. I tend to spotlight the shadows; we are blind without the ability to see in the dark.

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What does photography mean to you?

A medium to immortalize expression.

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What kind of difficulties have you come across shooting and how did you deal with them?

Rising film prices, limited darkroom access, unattainable locations… my work takes time and specific circumstances to construct each frame. It’s all perspective, I try not to focus on the downfall of my style of shooting and instead focus on shooting when all the stars align as they say. I never force my finger to click the shutter open unless the frame calls my name.

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How do you choose the people you want to use in your pictures?

Each of my subjects are the people you meet that open up another universe within yourself; connections that grow fervently and often begin with lust, curiosity and profound admiration.

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Some of your pictures seem to be telling a story, what’s your favourite fairytale?

All my images are essentially an abstract or surreal narrative of a diary I’m leaving behind. My favorite fairytales growing up were The Girl with The Yellow Ribbon, Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark & Rumpelstiltskin.

Interview by Emma Elina Keira Jones

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brittanymarkert

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