Thursday, June 5, 2014
I think it may be time to give the Kingsley project a rest. I could easily burn more film there, but a lot of those photographs would be tiresomely repetitious. As I've never done a project like this, I'm curious to discover how patience and percolation will inform it when I return. It may require the light of a different season, or a lot of rain, or longed for fog, or human presence to stimulate new images that are different enough to be included. In fact, I just discovered that descendents of the enslaved residents of the plantation are well known to the NPS people who maintain the place, and they attend various commemorations and ceremonies that are held there. Meeting some of them would be a huge thrill whether or not they ever were photographically a part of this work. Here are a final two for a while that I took on June 1st.