Untitled (2008) is a collection of faces. From my bedroom window overlooking the 125th Street elevated subway station in Manhattan, I videotaped my subjects as they waited alone on the platform late at night. Illuminated by harsh fluorescent lighting and isolated from their environment, the faces appear theatrical or ghost-like, bearing little resemblance to the banal reality of their setting. Whether pensive or paranoid, the expressions of the travelers seem timeless and almost archetypal. Using a contemporary process that combines digital video with traditional darkroom techniques has allowed me to create textural and ephemeral images that visually reference historical methods of image-making and portraiture.
Amy Adams received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2009. As an undergraduate, Adams exhibited her photographs at the Villa Noailles in Hyeres, France as a short-listed photographer in the Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography. Adams was an American Photography 25 Chosen Photographer and received the Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography in May 2009. Her photographs have been published in Dear Dave Magazine #4 and LeBook 2010. Most recently, Adams has been nominated for the 2010 Paul Huf Award through the Fotografie Museum of Amsterdam. In June 2010, she will attend the Gullkistan Residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland, as an Artist in Residence.