CARRIE CHALMERS
08-05-09, Erica, Rochester, NY08-06-09, Peter, Ithaca, NY09-03-09, Prantik, Danby, NY07-26-10, Emily, Ithaca, NY07-29-10, Ben, Danby, NY08-21-10, Sarah, Ithaca, NY
Watch over Me
Watch over Me was originally inspired by a specific phenomenon I repeatedly experienced on overnight airline flights. Unable to sleep, I looked around the darkened cabin to see my fellow passengers in deep slumber – many with heads thrown back on their headrests, necks exposed and mouths agape. Viewing rows of people in this position as I sat awake, I was struck by their trust, or nonchalance, in a room full of strangers. As the lone person awake, I felt a responsibility in the presence of their vulnerability. I considered the way the boundaries of action and experience are defined by trust.

Watch over Me, is a series of long-exposure, outdoor, night photographs using the moon as the sole light source. I'm interested in the responsibility of the watcher and the balance between security and recognition and security and need.

(in progress)
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