Going Over Home series of photographs by Marin McCallen, showing now at Revolver Gallery.
Q: When and how did you start photographing?
A: I started taking photos on my first solo long distance road trip,
which was from bellingham, washington down through northern california
and across nevada and utah to telluride, colorado. i think all i had
packed in my ford taurus was about 25 pairs of shoes and a camera. i
Q: What do you look for when capturing an image?
A: i don't exactly know how to describe what i''m looking for - i just know when i see it. there is a moment when everything comes together perfectly. sometimes you catch it, sometimes it escapes. i'm always looking.
Q: Where are you from?
A: i'm from southwestern colorado. i was born in telluride and grew up on a ranch outside of norwood, colorado.
Q: Where was the series "Going Over Home" shot?
A: "going over home" was shot in nevada and utah, meandering around highway 50 then down to moab and up through la sal into colorado. once in colorado i shot mainly around my ranch - the norwood area. it's obviously very rural.
Q: This series includes saturated colors -- do you have a preference between color and black & white photography? Why use color for this series?
A: i feel like this subject matter has been shot thoroughly on black and white film, by people who do it better than me. what i enjoy the most is the experimentation with different kinds of old color film. i enjoy the colors that are achieved at the end, but mostly i enjoy the not knowing. the way i shoot and process is kind of a gamble. i'm never entirely certain of the color shifts that will occur. i like the loss of control. it feels more like a collaboration between place and photographer.
Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph & why?
A: it always changes. i love taking pictures of my friends just living their lives. i love taking pictures in the desert and the mountains. i have a great appreciation for the beauty of the present moment. it manifests in different ways depending on what's going on in that moment.