The first picture in I Need To See You is a landscape panorama taken from inside my back door in early spring of this year. Until then, the pictures I took were primarily portraits of my four children, spouse, and self, made in and around our house. Since the children have grown and moved away, they aren’t around as much as they used to be. I have been looking at the abutting apartment for almost twenty years, using it as backdrop for pictures that recorded our evolving relationships. This year, I watched the spring shadows on the green vinyl siding and decided that I liked looking it. I think of it as an easy picture to take. It just took me a long time to do it.
From an exhibit at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 1997