Mitchell and Amanda’s Wedding. From August 2011.
Originally, I was very upset about the thieves breaking into our homes that it showed in my work. I noticed my images were very confronting. However, Kayane helped me realize the negative light guns tend to shine; so, instead of being confronting with my images I tried to integrate the guns into the residents everyday lives. Perry County residents did not have to go out and buy guns for protection, they have them already for hunting; guns are tools like knives in a kitchen.
Below I have choosen to show two of those lives. In the future, I intend to do more.
Project Duncan Snyder: My documentary Series: Perry County Arms Itself! - I have decided to take a different route. Rather than showcase how the residents feel, I want to concentrate on what kind of protection they have access to.
Using a Richoflex and 120 B&W film, I went for a walk and took some photos. I met up with a friend and walked back home while taking more photos. As I walked down the dirt road home, I realized how much influence we humans have on the world. For example, the very road I was walking on was, of course, made by man. The oil tanks (figure 2) which are nestled in the woods was put there by man. Even my friend who took her bloodhound on out adventure (figure 1) is not only mans best friend, but being bred with another pure bred to produce AKC quality mans best friends.
I have decided to take more photos that mix nature and human impression this summer.
Contact sheet Documentary Series: Perry County Arms Itself. (Possible Plan B needed-see above post).