documenting worlds
photography by annie appel
film-based work *

"Notorious" (2006)
was born of a time that found
me out of a job due to politics. I hadn't  the  
experience to side-step, out of my studio when rent
doubled in a week, and in the midst of the  break-up
of a five year relationship.

I began to realize the optimist in me had all but been
extinguished, so I decided to 'reprogram' myself back
to the positive.

I set the alarm on the first consumer cell phone
camera to ring every sixty minutes and for a year I
pushed myself to take a photo of "beauty" every
waking hour.

Daily there were moments it all came together in my
mind. I tried to quit. Often. I've been a lot of things,
but never one to quit, even when it might be in my
best interest to do so.