ADRIENNE FOX (Minneapolis MN, USA)
Adrienne Fox is an American photographer who still shoots film, a dying art. She grew up in South Dakota and received her BFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Photography is an extension of my imagination intertwined with creative impulses. My photographs explore my connection to childhood memories. A sly undertone of humor is present, creating a dual relationship between edgy and quirky, private and exposed, inviting an alternative narrative that continues to examine the interplay between people and place.
Practice Statement: How does photographing on film (or using your material photographic process of predilection) inform your artistic practice?
Using film to capture images is a process and a labor of love. For me, the process has immeasurable significance. The intangibles like the care and caution used when setting up a shot or the anticipation of waiting for the film to be developed. Or the more palpable aspects such as unwrapping the film, the sound of the shutter on my RZ67, looking through the lens and bringing everything into focus with manual adjustments, small tweaks until everything looks perfect, licking the flap on my 120 film and securing it with a piece of tape. All of these moments that occur when using film inform the process and ultimately the end result because it forces us to take our time, to think twice before clicking the shutter. The digital world does not offer these moments because it is built around instant gratification. Film is a reminder for us to slow down and think about each step and if we are being honest we all know it looks a hell of a lot better than a digital picture.