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"...When I began working on video I almost immediately started extracting images and building them up as a way to personalize them. I never thought of photographs as documentation - I tried to give them a unique quality meant to express my exuberance and feelings of freedom...."

"...While the process is relatively controlled, the human aspect is obviously not. A lot of things can and do happen when two or more people get together. I have spent sometimes over a year in close contact with another person to make these works, occasionally someone I wouldn't ordinarily have much in common with, but we find commonality and mutual feelings for each other and that whole process feels very hopeful and healthy..."

Excerpts from an interview with Ian Berry Oliver Herring: Me Us Them