When attempting to create something, one must be ready for anything. In fact, the creative mind should always be at work, alert to any and all details present at all times. While I had a project and an idea in mind when I began working on this series, objects took me in a direction of their own. I was looking for props all around a property to add to what I had already conceived of. That is when I found three abandoned, rusty, dusty, and broken old windows. Combining these with other objects, moving them from place to place, and simply observing the effect they had on the environment as much as the environment affected them, I began photographing. The whole thing kept me busy for most of July 2016 when I found myself with some 22,000 frames, many of which used the windows in one way or another. I believe it is essential to let accidents happen, perhaps even more so to invite accidents to happen during the creating process so that the pieces will in reality take on a life of their own. That is, of course, what can insure that the pieces may survive beyond the expected shelf life of a snapshot.
FABRICE POUSSIN teaches French and English at Shorter University, Rome, Georgia. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in The Chimes, Kestrel, Symposium, and more than a dozen other magazines. His photography has been published in Front Porch Journal, the San Pedro River Review, and more than sixty other publications.