Margaret Holland Adams | Baltimore MD, USA

Short bio…
Margaret Holland Adams is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Technology Coordinator of The Corcoran College of Art and Design. She is an artist and independent curator whose works cross pollinates between analog/historical photography and new media. She lives in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA in 2001 from The Corcoran College of Art and Design and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

You shoot film because….
I work in all mediums. I choose the process I work in for how it marries to the idea I am trying to express. The body of work Point of Origin is emotive and filled with memory. I use an 8×10 view camera because it slows me down and creates an image that feels grounded and present. I use film for my b&w work because digital images feel very different… cold and processed. This work is about my family. Touching, embracing and sometimes fighting with prints while in the act of making them just feels right.

Your photography feels like…
This body of work is a reflection of myself and not the subjects I photograph. What you are seeing/feeling is what I project upon them. These images do not represent  the subjects of my photographs as who they are to the world or even how they would like to be seen by the world but how I perceive them. In my mind the feeling of this work harkens back to southern literature specifically Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor and Tennessee Williams.