Moon Series

2005-2006


The Moon Series encompasses one year of photographing twelve full moons, one per lunar cycle, from Summer Solstice 2005 through May 2006, beginning when the idea of motherhood was a preconceived notion and ending when I gave birth in May 2006. The concept of this body of work has been to make a metaphorical interpretation for the various stages in the development of human life that occurs with each lunar cycle during pregnancy. This series also explores the idea of time and evolution abstractly, resulting in a metaphorical time-lapsed photograph. I am intrigued by time and the idea of tracking time and used the subject of the Moon for this series, not only for its feminine qualities, but also because of its history in human life for tracking consistent cycles of time. For me, film is the necessary tool for trying to capture time, and photography specifically, can capture lapsed moments poetically.

These images are various sizes, archival pigment ink prints on Somerset archival paper, in an edition of 25 and three Artist Proofs. Prints are signed, dated, editioned, and titled on print verso.

 

© 2018 Jennifer Schlesinger