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Moon Series


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.


© 2024 Jennifer Schlesinger

Summer Solstice, 2005
July, 2005
August, 2005 (Diptych)
Harvest Moon, 2005
October, 2005
November, 2005
Winter Solstice, 2005
January, 2006
February, 2006
March, 2006
April, 2006
May, 2006
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