Meg Wilson 2014

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen 

I want to thank every stranger who let me into their life for a moment to make a portrait with me in 2014, and everyone that I already knew who let me photograph with them; friends and family. Thank you so much for taking the time to create with me last year.

In 2014 I shot at least one portrait on my film cameras almost every single day- my 365 project that I had set as a creative goal for the year. It was an exercise in encouraging myself to really see my community and engage the people around me as I try to sink roots in a new place. A large part of my motivation was to show this part of Appalachia to my friends and family in the west, and we also took a trip back to New Mexico, and I made some images along the way.

Some days everything clicked, and it was fantastic and addicting.

Some days I asked people if I could make a photograph of them and they declined and hurried away.

On some days I let Resistance overcome me, and I didn’t shoot at all.

When we stayed home on our farm I made portraits of my kids (um, we stayed home a lot last year). When I was photographing strangers and friends, my kids were usually right there, behind or beside me. Sometimes I pulled our car over to talk to someone in their yard and photograph them and the kids patiently watched an waited, wanting to hear all about our new friend when I got back in.

I wanted to share these favorite moments of trying to be authentic on either side of the camera, since I know many of you have been following along with me on instagram.

So here is 2014 from Kentucky to New Mexico, in no particular order:

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January 16, 2015

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