Chritiansen, Teresa

© Teresa Christiansen, from Trace Psychedelia.

The Eye On PDX series continues with Teresa Christiansen.

Blake Andrews asks the questions most others might shy away from. Read the full interview on Blake’s blog.

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BA: I love Trace Psychedelia. What is your experience with psychedelic drugs?

TC: The word “psychedelia” in the series title refers less to drugs than to the genre of music and art associated with that term. I also wanted to allude to the experience of seeing everything in immense detail through a heightened perceptual state of mind. I experienced this when I first moved to Portland after living in New York City my entire life. During my first spring here, I walked around with my camera, in awe of the dense greenness of everything. I painted onto the surface of the photographs that I took not only as a way to recreate this experience and the excitement I felt about being in a new place, but also as a way for me to put my photography in dialogue with painting.

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Eye On PDX is an ongoing series of profiles of photographers based in Portland, Oregon. See past Eye On PDX profiles here and here.

 

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