ND JORDANNA KALMAN
JORDANNA KALMAN // Invisible
The way I work, how I’ve always worked, is that I make it up as I go along. I start with some basics: what film I have available, where I will be shooting and who or what I’ll be shooting. From there taking pictures becomes a stream of consciousness, a tangent. It takes awhile for things to take shape and it’s only in time passing and letting the work breathe do things come together. What matters most is the light. Light illustrates time and dictates mood, and these are what I want to capture in a photograph. My work is always an expression of my state of mind, it follows my current life experience. In that way I’d say I make work that is pseudo-diaristic with strong elements of fiction and flourish.
I am very interested in process and in mixing formats as well as incorporating both b&w and color into a series. I’ve worked with Polaroid for the last 14 years, I love it because there’s an immediate physical, tangible proof of the moment. The Polaroid is more than a photograph, it is an object, singular and unique.
The end product of all of my series is a book. Since I began taking pictures at 15 I always made them into books. It’s what felt natural for the images and still does. It’s part of the diaristic element of my work, accumulating books to better chronologize the visual stories in my life.