These images are produced as a collaboration with a realtime, stay watch so that we both equally lead in equivalent areas to the final picture. We like toying with the preconception of the “photographer” and “model”, and difficult common conceptions of authorship and means of generating function. This project is a personalized archive meant to operate as a set of lyrical, passionate, individual files. 

We have been producing this perform in a fluid, relaxed way as we direct our nomadic lives for 8 a long time, and strategy to carry on generating this operate indefinitely. Photos bundled in our edit of this do the job ended up created all about the earth – in London, the Hudson Valley, North Uist, Tuscany, Hanoi, and in the course of the US. 

Andrea and rainbow in North Uist

A short while ago, Everlane commissioned us to develop this work for one of their strategies. We traveled about the US for pretty much two months — usually sleeping in our car or truck or pitching a tent in the wilderness. These photos clearly show our initiatives to immerse ourselves into mother nature immediately after two yrs of pandemic city-residing. We were being looking for a feeling of liberty and openness that will come with remaining on the highway, and we were considering about how this technique engages with classical notions of the American Highway Journey and the American Desire. We made use of this commission as an opportunity to indulge in a extra specifically particular and passionate technique to making do the job. 

The framework for the work is intentional – it is an prolonged portrait of a connection participating in out in entrance of and guiding the digicam, with an effort and hard work to blur the obstacles in between photographer and product. These frequently rigid barriers have plagued this sub-tradition inside of pictures for as extended as photography has been about. Questioning standard concepts of authorship is a vital part of the series, and of our perform in common.

Andrea as Rapunzel during London Lockdown

On the other hand, inside of this project’s framework there’s fluidity and area for experimentation. These pictures are a particular doc of personal moments in a everyday living and in a romantic connection. They are the kind of images which are as personalized and quotidian as what you retain in your backpack or handbag. We’re intrigued in photographing day by day everyday living with a level of intensity and directness that transports factors to a little something surreal or hyper serious. 

There are two photos that have often stood out to us — the two made in North Uist in 2018, ideal after we acquired married. Both equally pictures have rainbows in them. Now, every time we see a rainbow, we make a photograph of Andrea subsequent to it… This really a lot sums up the spirit that this function is produced in. 

It’s function that arrives from a position of enjoy, and we hope that individuals can see and experience that. For us, we really feel that this venture reflects our motivation to make direct, unfussy images that keep a timeless, passionate energy. 

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Andrea and rainbow in North Uist
Andrea balancing on tree roots in Poughkeepsie
Andrea leg and horizon line in North Uist
Andrea sitting in tree in New Mexico for Everlane
Andrea in North Carolina

Credits


All photographs courtesy Andrea Orejarena and Caleb Stein

By Indana