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you ain’t going nowhere

Sep 13, 2018 - Anna Hornik

you ain’t going nowhere is a series consisting of images I took between 2010 and 2017. Throughout this period I was taking photos of daily life with some vague ideas of what it is going to be about. After having accumulated a number of images I decided to finalize working on this series and I am about to self-publish a zine with this material.


My work process is based on taking lots of photos intuitively and spontaneously, having some ideas and inspirations in the back of my head. However it is during the editing process that it becomes more structured and starts to have a clear direction.


Initial ideas behind this work were inspired by the beat generation writings and postwar American poetry I read when I studied English Literature at the university. I was inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Robert Creeley’s poem I Know a Man. Later, when I was no longer so much into the beat generation, some concepts I came across there were still with me.


Motifs of nothingness, ambiguity, confusion, searching for direction and seemingly endless possibilities were some of those I found first in myself, but what triggered my work was finding them in literature.


you ain’t going nowhere is about to be published as a zine. More info and preorder: