A couple years ago, I was experimenting with portraiture and decided to attempt to shoot portraits of people in an almost totally pitch dark room. I would try to focus the camera and then I opened the shutter and we would just sit there in total silence, only a couple feet from each other for about two minutes. It was kind of a weird experience and the photos didn’t really fit into anything I was doing at the time so I just threw them on a hard drive and forgot about them. They still don’t fit into the body of work i’ve created at all but I do like the idea that there is a single representation of somebody that took several minutes to burn itself onto a sensor. I wonder what they were thinking about.