Bootsy Holler is a contemporary photographer strongly influenced by stories of family, history and place. Whether she’s reimagining the family photo album or bringing to life stories behind specific inanimate objects, Holler’s work is driven by the powerful connection between previously untold stories, and portrayed by previously unseen points of view. Much of Holler’s work is rooted in her growing up in a secretive government area near the Hanford Nuclear site, home of the plutonium bomb that was said to have ended WWII. She now resides in Los Angeles, traveling to find inspiration and connections with people, environments , objects and the unspoken secrets we all keep.
myth miTH/ noun plural noun: myths
1. a traditional or legendary story, especially one that is concerned with supernatural beings, deities, or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
2. A misrepresentation of the truth.
Some people use words to describe what they see. I use images to tell my story. Patterns, textures, negative space - this is how I express the energy and essence I feel in a moment, an object, or a tableau. I take photos to express what’s living inside of me and what I’m trying to understand. I work viscerally, in the moment, trying to capture and adapt through the senses rather than the intellect.
Modern Myths reflects and explores an ancient subconscious. It’s an examination of the darker side of the self, the shadow, that often can be hidden and solitary, but finding its expression can also be cathartic. Each image portrays that which has been stolen from us and gifted to us by the way our choices cause us to diverge and converge with the path of fate. It is a body of myths meant to capture the mystery that precedes us and the journey we take in the footsteps of gods and mortals.