Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Water series 2007 © Emily Porter

There once was a child who convinced herself that everyone had a certain amount of words that could depart from their lips before they would died. Worried, she spoke seldom, not wanting to use her words up too soon.
She watched a young boy use the remainder of his words too soon. He lied there never to utter a single word again. Starring at the boy in the oak coffin, she tightened her mouth and leaked water from the inner corners of her eyes. So much she had wanted to say to the boy, but he was never to hear her speak again.
She spoke through her thoughts and knew he was listening. Not a singleword spoken aloud and he could hear everything she had needed to say:
Good bye sweet boy, she cried.
You have used up your words and collected dear ones on your short journey,
yet you still speak to each and everyone of us by merely having existed.

Water series No. 3 2007 © Emily Porter

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Icabod 2011 © Emily Porter

Monday, February 21, 2011

Time to start fresh

© Emily Porter

I am done wallowing in my past and beginning to focus on the here and now.
What's done is done. Love is lost, then found again. Loved ones vanish while we still breathe and wonder why them. Why was I spared? I have learned to keep going, to not look back onto what has already been and live in the present. Accept that it has happened and continue making new memories, new lovers, new loved ones. Continue the journey that no one has the answers to.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

© Emily Porter

I have been craving summer lately due to the never ending snow and depressing weather. .
The first image is the squirrel that sits right outside my window. He's funny. This week has not been successful for image making. My heads a mess hopefully this week will be different.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

© Emily Porter

One day you will realize that you ruined everything.

That we could have been something never ending.

That I could have been no one but yours.

If only.

If only.

One day you will realize that I hate what you have done.

To you.

To him.

To me.

To us.

One day you will realize that he could still be here...


instead of a pile of ash.

And once that day comes you will weep

and I for you.

But once that day comes I will be alright

and I will keep walking.

© Emily Porter

You came into my life unexpectedly, both of us broken.

Lost in our pasts, we surfaced together.

The curve in your chest lowers as you exhale.

I watch with fascination...perhaps infatuation.

I hold you like a small child not wanting to let go,

clinging onto what I am afraid is not real.

Breathing in deep your comforting scent,

I softly trace the outline of your jaw, memorizing every

lovely imperfection and every breath taking detail.

As the bouquet hanging in the window withers and browns,

we grow the bond we strived to withhold from.

Monday, February 14, 2011

untitled 2009 © Emily Porter

This is an old photograph I found while archiving. The show at MOCT went very well. Sold two of my prints that were 14x14. Still working hard on the collaboration and have a shoot scheduled tomorrow, which I am very excited about!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Images chosen for Moct show

all images © Emily Porter

These eight images will be shown at Moct in the fifth ward in Milwaukee, tomorrow night.

Photographer: Annette Pehrsson

While browsing for inspiration I came across Annette Pehersson's work. I was drawn to every image immediately. Her use of light and color is simply breathtaking. I also really appreciate that she still uses film for most of her work....this makes me happy. I believe I have found my new favorite as well as inspiration for my own work. Highly recommend looking at her site and blog. I find myself yearning to purchase one of her prints!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Untitled No.1 © Emily Porter
Untitled No.2 © Emily Porter

So during the collaboration process we are creating ALOT of work as well as writings. I am currently fighting with myself as to which image I prefer more above. We have met with our professors and have a bunch of new ideas and a ways to go to the finish line. I am incredibly excited to be working with the two other photographers, Emily and Alec, and believe that this project is going to be a huge accomplishment in our artistic careers. Soon, hopefully I will be posting the writing alongside the photographs.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


So I recently discovered, which is a site where artists of all mediums contribute their work and collaborate with other artists around the world....pretty amazing. It was created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Very impressive and inspirational.

Self portrait 2009 © Emily Porter