It has been a long time since I've had a contact sheet printed; close to 15 years. But, as they say, there is no time like the present.
This is the first in a new series I am working on to document people living with chronic Lyme disease. It's a project that is very personal and important to me.
For the project I have chosen to shoot film on a 6x7 medium-format camera. I made this choice because of the care and deliberate attention that the film process requires. So many things in our lives have become rushed and neglected--the way a patient is treated by our medical system is, sadly, a casualty of our fast-paced world. I'll be capturing each person on film, giving them the time and attention that many of their doctors have not been able to afford.
I'll be posting more about the project as it evolves but if you've stumbled on this post and you are suffering from Lyme or know someone who is, please get in touch with me. (Presently, I'm only able to photograph people in British Columbia.)