“Make It Like a Memory,” recently published as a zine by Pomegranate press, is a collection of tender, intimate portraits by New York City-based photographer Tamara Blake Chapman. “I’ve been a student to the practice of photography for just a few short years, and these photographs simply showcase me expressing myself and learning to champion my visual voice in an organic light,” Chapman explains.
Featuring friends and loved ones, the portraits in “Make It Like a Memory” are united by the self-assured confidence that Chapman seeks out in their subjects. “Their presence sets them apart, which is what initially made me gravitate toward them all,” they explain. “It’s something that I had been searching for in myself throughout the process of making work. Seeing it all come together allowed me to recognize that it’s been there all along within. My personality – along with care and comfort – will always shine through in my photographs. I’m very confident in that, though I believe my work will turn in a different direction visually moving forward.”
See more images from “Make It Like a Memory” below, and purchase a copy here!