About six months ago, I was out to lunch with a group of photographer friends: Nancy Baron, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Cat Gwynn, Heidi Lender, Ashly Stohl and me. Over the course of the meal we discussed all the usual photographic topics and also talked about the desire to have fun with photography again, something that gets lost in the onslaught of competitions and reviews. So we decided to create a site, The Six Shooters, assigning ourselves each a day (I am Friday), where we respond to the image from the day before–so each Friday, I am responding to Heidi Lender’s Thursday image who is responding to Cat Gwynn’s Wednesday image who is responding to Noelle Swan Gilbert’s Tuesday image who is responding to Nancy Baron’s Monday image who is responding to Ashly Stohl’s Saturday image and so on and so on.
Our goal is to express Six points of view, over Six days, creating a thread of visual connections whether it be through subject, color, light, or gesture, leading the viewer on a photographic journey–a visual train, so to speak, with each image dependent on the one in front and the one behind to make the engine operate and stay on track. We do not create work for the site, instead mine our archives and use work that sometimes otherwise never sees the light of day. It’s also inspired us to create random images, outside of the “project” template.
We are thrilled to announce our first exhibition, featuring five weeks, 30 images, at the Seaver Gallery at the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, opening September 5th and running though October 9th. You can check out the site here, and follow us on Facebook here!