bootsy holler

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Bootsy Holler is an intuitive and innovative commercial and editorial photographer.  Best known for her remarkably sensitive style of portraiture, she also works in fashion, entertainment and lifestyle for agencies, designers and music labels.

 

People is what Bootsy is know best for, but most often when she is displaying work in a fine art form the portraits tend to be object and oddities, places and scenes.  She loves to give feeling to the mundane and show everyone where beauty can be found.

She divides her time between Los Angeles and Seattle.


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These images are just a sampling of the many photos taken in Ruby and Willie’s home, located at 1824 Davison, Richland, Washington. Since my Grandmother’s death in 1978, the home they had shared remained virtually unchanged.

Willie lived in the basement and kitchen, not touching any other rooms. This house was always a strangely beautiful environment in stasis to me and I felt the need to finally document it. I photographed each room, capturing all the details in the kitchen, living room, dining room, hallway, boys’ room, girls’ room, Ruby’s room, the downstairs TV room, and finally Willie's basement bedroom.

During this process my Grandfather passed away and immediately the delicate home was torn apart and sold. As generations leave us, they take with them their environments. I used photography for what it does best: to document a place and time before it is gone.


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