Natalie and Sofie, Seattle, Washington, January 9th 2005


McKimmy, Kevin

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Series Title

Will My Life Ever be as Meaningful as the Movies?



Work Type



Digital C-Print



Artist Statement

These photographs are designed to create a dialogue between the fictive space of cinema and photography’s history of claiming to depict actualities. By occupying a liminal space between a visual language that is cinematic and one that is photographic, the work asks the viewer to question what kind of actuality or truth can be found in what the photographs depict.

Additionally these photographs explore the relationship between the experience of cinema and the experience of our everyday lives. By focusing on scenes that might be found in cinema, but would be equally at home in everyday experience these photographs make visible the failures of attempting to find the same meaningfulness and potency in our own lives that we see in the movies.

Nascent in these depictions is another idea; the reality of a disconnect between the people that we are, and the people that we imagined we would be.

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McKimmy, Kevin, “Natalie and Sofie, Seattle, Washington, January 9th 2005,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed December 10, 2016, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/4121.
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