Jessica Glover | Ashfield MA, USA

Short bio…

I started taking pictures with my Vivitar 110 of my friends in the neighborhood. When I was 14, one of my photographs was selected to tour the state in a 4-H Club traveling exhibit. In college I only took one photography class, and spent many years as a skilled beginner. Last year I had the opportunity to go back to school where I am focusing on visual arts. Last semester I began making self portraits which developed into a theme which expanded across all of my classes.

You shoot film because…

I have always enjoys film and the suspense in waiting for film to be developed. Several years ago I started collecting vintage and antique cameras which turned into more of a rescue project. I seek out all formats of film, cameras and darkroom equipment in order to preserve the medium. I believe that the skills and passion that one puts into creating an image using any of the analog techniques gives the piece an aura that digital can only duplicate.

Your photography feels like…

My recent works focus on an inward examination of my life. Growing up I was considered “weird”, in a borderline dark fashion. Like most of us, when entering the adult working world I felt the need to tone down how I portrayed my image. These images are the beginning of my return to my true identity that I left behind.