In a few weeks we will publish an interview with Blackmon to the photo-eye blog, but in the meantime Blackmon has shared with us some stories and thoughts behind a few of her images.
|Airstream, 2011 -- Julie Blackmon|
|Concert, 2010 -- Julie Blackmon|
"I think this piece is a reflection of my own childhood, where my mom had us all nine of us playing an instrument. She might have been the first Tiger Mom ever -- so militant about our practicing, that our practice schedule started at 6 a.m, with another at 6:30, then at 7, etc. She would be in next room, usually the kitchen, counting out loud and correcting us as we complained and pounded out the notes. Aside from being mad at her from making us practice, we'd get so mad at each other as siblings when one of us started to play. I remember screaming STOP from the living room as I tried to watch The Brady Bunch with a violin squeaking from the other room. It just always a made me cringe." -- Julie Blackmon
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