Four Months
       
     
August 25, 2005
       
     
August 29, 2005
       
     
August 30, 2005
       
     
August 31, 2005
       
     
September 9, 2005
       
     
September 25, 2005
       
     
September 26, 2005
       
     
September 30, 2005
       
     
October 1, 2005
       
     
October 2, 2005
       
     
October 9, 2005
       
     
Four Months
       
     
Four Months

This project is an investigation into the verisimilitude of photography. Specifically, I wanted to know, "Can my photographs reveal the truth of who my daughter, Lauren, is?" It was easier to pose the question, but answering it has been much more difficult. The following images can never fully reveal the truth of who she is because you cannot hear her laugh, touch her face or know her the way that a father or loved one can. In spite of this, when I look at some of the photographs I have produce of Lauren, I do think to myself, "Yes, that is Lauren! That is who she is."

These photographs were taken in the fall of 2005, during the fall semester of her senior year in high school. Each day I took a photograph with an 8x10 view camera, yielding an 8x10 negative that I would then hand to Lauren to either write or draw on as she wished, with no input or interference from me. All photographs are © Randy Snook, 2005.

August 25, 2005
       
     
August 25, 2005

Collaborative portrait of my daughter, Lauren.

August 29, 2005
       
     
August 29, 2005

Reflections on the death of her grandmother.

August 30, 2005
       
     
August 30, 2005

Lauren was not always in the mood to be photographed.

August 31, 2005
       
     
August 31, 2005
September 9, 2005
       
     
September 9, 2005

Lauren's thoughts on Hurricane Katrina.

September 25, 2005
       
     
September 25, 2005
September 26, 2005
       
     
September 26, 2005
September 30, 2005
       
     
September 30, 2005

Lauren dealing with her body image.

October 1, 2005
       
     
October 1, 2005

Outline of my daughter using a flashlight.

October 2, 2005
       
     
October 2, 2005

Lauren capturing video of me photographing her.

October 9, 2005
       
     
October 9, 2005

Portrait of Lauren cut with scissors and then reassembled.