At the Edge of the Wood is a series about the borderland between humans and animals. I wanted to find out exactly what was going on there, so I set up my camera, remote triggers, and waited hours for the animals and birds to show up. I learned about the depth of species and interspecies communication, about their unending curiosity, and their tenacious ability to survive. Like Eliot Porter I wanted to photograph them in their world, and like Mary Miss’s red frames in Union Square station, I wanted to put up a simple black background to ask us all to look anew at these not so common creatures.
K C Bailey: Shelter Island and New York City, NY
K.C. Bailey is a photographer who specializes in images for film. Her personal work focuses on animals.
Her children’s book Stay about a troupe of homeless dogs, was published by Scholastic in Spring 2012 and has recently shot assignments for The Bark magazine. She was the creator of “Brooklyn Rescues” which celebrated her home town’s compassion for homeless animals. Her work has been published by Chronicle Press in the book “Dance Ink”. Her photographs were represented in the celebration of New York City Ballet’s 75th anniversary at the New York Historical Society and at The Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona for its “Cities and Filmmakers” installation. Her recent photo essay blog At the Edge of the Wood (www.attheedgeofthewood.com) is about all the creatures right outside our front doors.
She received a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film School as a Helena Rubinstein Scholar. She lives in Shelter Island, N.Y, and New York City.