come here / stay here, 2016

come here / stay here, 2016

today I realized my work is about presence in absence. how someone can be so tangible in a space of a memory.  void as it may seem to be or as far away as the person physically becomes. none the less, you are still comforted by their presence, it is felt.

as this is the only moment that matters.

projecting your reality; and I think you can really feel that by looking at my photographs.

loneliness, reality, attachment, self-projection, immediacy, sexuality, cycles, nature, micro/macro, details, sensory memory and connected stimuli are themes in my work.   

Alternative presentations of the photograph, finding new ways to print and install ideas makes for an infinite exploration of this beautiful medium. cyanotypes, books, salt prints, light boxes, fabric, flowers, leaves…

I don’t limit types of film or format, slide films are my favorite.  

Poetry in light.  

+ / –

color / black and white

silver gelatin 

cyanotypes & salt prints

gum bichromate

slide film


from the south \ east \ in tennessee

contact | jessie morris

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phone : (865) 363-7069