New York, USA
GET TO KNOW MADELINE PARK
Q: WHAT DOES BEING AN ARTIST MEAN TO YOU?
A: To me it’s synonymous with vulnerability and courage. It’s possessing a deep intimacy with one’s own truth and a willingness to express it.
Q: WHAT INSPIRES THE TITLES OF YOUR WORK, HOW DO YOU NAME THEM?
A: I reimagine the exact moment I captured the photo, poetically.
Q: HOW DO YOU GENERATE CREATIVITY, ESPECIALLY DURING THESE PAST MONTHS?
A: I keep rituals close. I sit down and write--a lot of chicken scratch-- for at least 20 minutes a day. Sometimes I jot down scattered thoughts on the note app in my phone, sometimes on a random scrap of paper lying around. Oftentimes I will formalize the structure in an attempt to keep organized. It’s crucial that I do this to both house the visual stories I have in my head, and to keep that home in working order. In piecing these together I can usually arrive at a place of knowing what I want to see on film. I recently started writing a screenplay about being raised by a few different friends’ families growing up, but it feels like it’s evolving more into a soon-to-be photo series.