[b. 1948] American photographer who often uses a pinhole camera
I try to photograph what can’t be photographed—psychological or subjective reality, which seems more real than physical or consensual reality.
Reality... includes a perceiver, who has memories, thoughts, desires, emotions—[which] a normal camera tends to omit.
When I try to get clever I fail, so I stick with the basic issues of human life on earth—sex, death, relationships, discovering who you are, being hurt and confused.
On her pinhole camera
..I use primal imagery, so maybe it’s fitting that I use the most primitive of cameras [pinhole cameras]. Since there’s no viewfinder, the image is much more of a surprise—as if some outsider came and looked at earth for the first time.
My camera distorts and I like that—I like distortion in music too because it loosens things up.