THE BLUE HOUR PHOTO COLLABORATIVE
ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
After meeting in an online photo salon, Vin Sharma, Lisa Jayce, and Emily Passino have begun exploring how to work on photography together. Partly because we are at different stages in life and bring different cultural backgrounds to the conversation, we are interested in examining time - seasons, transitions, hours of the day, the arc of life.
As an early exercise, we have started constructing a series of visual conversations - triptychs - with each one of us contributing a prompt photograph, which the others build upon. During this process, at times, the response photos have led to entirely different sequences. Often the initial image has wound up in the middle or at the end of the arrangement. But in all cases, each photographer has contributed one photo to the triptych, and all three photographers agree that the story has been found.
Living in different cities, we have been collaborating virtually. Not only has The Blue Hour become a source of creativity for us, but it has also forged a friendship grounded in our love of photography, imagination, and expression. We are drawing energy from our dialogues about connections and the stories between our images, looking forward to seeing where this all may lead. We invite others to consider what our work might say to them as well.