On a hot July day, we dressed ourselves up with masks borrowed from a friend and started shooting self-portraits. We were fascinated by these characters and immediately named them Horace and Agnes. Once we gave them an identity, their story began to unfold. They met through random circumstance and their love for each other is literally blind. They exemplify a fairy tale of what it would be like to fall in love with the right person…just because.
Horace and Agnes (and their friends) are made up of all of the people we have encountered through our lives. Their world, though slightly dated, is a tangible one that our characters pass through.
Horace and Agnes are all self portraits. Photographer Asia Kepka stars as Agnes and Lynn Dowling, who writes their stories, plays Horace.
Asia Kepka is a Polish born artist residing in Boston. She studied set design at The School of Theater and Film Set Design in Lodz (Poland) and picked up her first camera upon her arrival in the US in 1990. She graduated from New England School of Photography in 1994.
For over 20 years she has worked as a professional photographer for publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and hundreds of others. Her personal work has been exhibited across the country and Europe. Her decade long project “Bridget and I” will be on display in a solo exhibit this Fall at The Griffin Museum of Photography. She is a 2010 finalist of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship.