This work is about a daughter. She turned eight and is growing incredibly fast.
This work is about time. Moment by moment. It flies.
This work is about an amazing little girl.
Who loves shoes and nail polish and hairbands and dolls and princesses and pink.
This work is about family. Including a puppy. Who eats dolls.
This work is about a mom. Who wants to bottle it all up and keep it forever.
I photographed all my daughter’s shoes in March 2015 (except for those old boots that were thrown away at the shoe store). If these shoes could talk, they would tell you an amazing story of a powerful little girl who has travelled a long way, a family learning about each other day-by-day, and a beautiful dance of life.
I photographed all my daughter’s bottles of nail polish. Because she had all these bottles of nail polish. As her hairbands frayed and other objects got broken, I photographed them before they moved out of our lives. As the old nursery rhyme suggests, by photographing them, I was “laying them straight.”
I am fascinated by how these little objects hold story – the pink flowered headband that she wore to school almost every day in first grade, her first Barbie doll – now devoured by the puppy, the princess crown to mark her eighth birthday – broken by me before the celebration could even begin. These things were hers when she was seven and eight.
Julie Williams-Krishnan is a fine art photographer based in Boston, MA. She serves as the Director of Programs at the Griffin Museum of Photography, she has taught photography, and has worked as a freelance photographer and photographer’s assistant. She served on the committee for the Renaissance Photography Prize, an international photography competition that raises money to support younger women with breast cancer. She has exhibited her photographs at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Khaki Gallery in Boston and at The Center for Fine Art Photography, in Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as other venues in Boston, London, and Oxford. She holds a MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster in London, UK.
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