What I also admire about her is that that in her older age she lept into digital photography and digital manipulation – and while it’s her classic work that personally I aesthetically admire (and can we also take a second to admire the fashion itself? oh and the hats too), there is really something to be said for an artist who advances and is willing to explore newer media or newer avenues. Kind of a neat turn. I’ve always been of the thought that your past always informs your future so in my mind the two can co-exist – no need for trashbags. But then again, when you create at an artist’s level maybe that’s not possible.
Have you ever thrown out anything wholesale so that you could start a new project with a clean slate?
All photographs by Lillian Bassman.