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This book revolves around my great-aunt's house in Wisconsin, which was designed by Gus A. Krasin and built under the supervision of my great-grandfather in 1914. In 2010, as my great-aunt neared the end of her life, the future of this house, which had been significant to the psyche of my extended family for nearly one hundred years, began to look uncertain. I turned to photography as a way of documenting and preserving that shared history.
As I unearthed buried objects found in drawers and dark closets throughout the house, I realized it was not only a documentary project but also a personal and artistic investigation of nostalgia and how we envision the past from the present perspective. How do we prepare for the passage of time and teach ourselves to remember the past? What do we leave behind by accident or on purpose?
This book is how one family left their memories to be found and how I chose to remember.
Gillian is an accomplished fine art photographer with a sophisticated eye, whose work encompasses architecture, documentary, landscape and lifestyle photography. Trained in New York by several of the top fine art and fashion photographers in the world, Gillian is a Magnum Foundation awardee and graduate of Princeton University and California College of the Arts. She lives in Moss Beach, just south of San Francisco.