Marygrace Gladden is a fine art photographer interested in documenting the basic principles of the medium, such as time and light. In her work, Gladden takes those two elements and ties in emotion to create photos that have personal meaning and incorporate the fundamental properties of photography. In her personal work, she concentrates on making documents of significant moments in time. She enjoys photographing places and things that are familiar to her and are significant to her life (her bedroom, parents’ house, etc.). She loves some good natural light in an interior space. By using analog processes, the negative represents something physical that was present at the time of the exposure, leaving Gladden with something tangible as well as something visual.
“Photography has always been a way for me to stay in the moment, as cliche as that sounds. I find myself getting so caught up in the now and want to remind myself of moments that I have lived through. Some of this coincides with my short term memory loss. Keeping my photos archived for weeks or months at a time feels like a necessity especially in this day and age where everything is so instantaneous. When I look through my archives, I am reminded of memories that I had forgotten.”
Marygrace is a student at the Savannah College of Art & Design, in Savannah, GA. You can see more of her work at marygracegladden.com
All photos developed and scanned at Gelatin Labs.
Favorite Camera(s): Horseman 45FA (Why?: “It makes me slow down and rethink composition as well as the meaning of the image.”)
Favorite Film Stock(s): Fujicolor Pro 400H or Ektachrome