As we age, the holidays get more and more complicated. And when you work with artists, our collective traditions become even more complex, because it is literally an artist’s job to change the way we think and feel, especially subjects loaded with meaning.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, the Winter Solstice, none, or a combination of all, there is an undeniable energy around the holidays that motivates us to act in ways that deviate from our usual schedule. Whether it’s taking time off, listening to corny music, making an annual pilgrimage to a certain site, visiting with relatives, or decorating the exterior of your home with an array of blinking lights, the next week is a time to schedule and think a little differently.
Saskia Kahn is a lens-based artist whose work has been instrumental and transformative at BmoreArt, especially in recognizing the significance of events and performances. There’s a sensitivity and clarity in each of her photos and, beyond her ability to capture a beautiful composition or a fleeting glimpse of light, this photographer conveys a palpable sense of respect for her subjects in every photo.
After we learned that Kahn has, for several years, been creating annual photographic holiday “postcard” images we were dying to see them! We were thrilled that she was willing to share them with us, and our readers, and we took a moment to talk her to find out more about the evolution of this self-styled holiday tradition.