I am a photographer starting in the world of fashion. I wanted to find out what steps that you took to get to where you are today. Feel free to check out my work at www.kodyjamesphotography.com
This is and will always be my comeback photo. I had been out of photography for 10 months before I was able to restart my 14 year photography career from scratch. 2011 was a horrible year for me. Once I replaced the camera, I hit the ground running, starting with Warren, the model you see here. He, too, was turning over a new leaf and by working together, we made art come to life. During a wet, rainy day, I was able to capture the perfect angle and bounce the soft light shining through the gaping hole in the roof of an 1800's German farm house. The bamboo cage concept came to me days before when I saw it hanging in my Dad's garage, it was his retirement hobby left unfinished. I decided red would be a bold color that would signify my passion for photography, And the head gear is a constant reminder that no matter how secure a "cage" can be, everything can still be taken away in the a blink of an eye.
ARTIST NICKI MULLER
BONE TO BRAIN: 90.13.20.
NOVEMBER 9th 2011- DECEMBER 6th 2011
OPENING: WEDNESDAY NOV. 9TH 2011
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue New York, NY 10016
Medical Science Building, First Floor
Interested in the lines between human conscious and subconscious thought, I rely heavily on my instincts to produce work. By tapping into the various states of being, experience and perception, I aim to capture the ephemeral facets of human life. Often working rapidly to create imagery, I focus on the ideals of impulse and improvisation. Upon completion of my work, I analyze the psychological ties realized in a variety of ways by alternate viewers. These vast interpretations are exactly what I find most interesting about creating works of art; the viewer’s response to visuals created by another mind. Where do the thoughts amongst the two minds connect? Where do they disconnect? This is my exploration of the human experience.
There are strong connections between the work I have produced in the past year and the situation in which I now find myself. My work has become about the connections between my first battle with bone cancer at age 13 and my current battle with brain cancer at age 20. Prior to my diagnosis of brain cancer in April 2011, I was creating artwork with strong psychological references. My work involves the lines drawn amongst happenstance and truth. A psychological, cerebral exploration would begin in the winter of 2010 and continue into 2011. Unknown at the time, I would soon acquire brain scans of my own.
I began creating psychological work and work dealing with the brain in fall of 2010. I was diagnosed with a high-grade Glioma in April of 2011. Perhaps it was the subconscious impulses to create that led me to predict my current illness through art making. This journey from Bone to Brain, medically and artistically, has been one of the most revealing times in my life and in my work.