documenting worlds
photography by annie appel
film-based work *
David and Tim
Laura and Mark
Chelsea, Laurel, Rose
Cap and Maria
Young David, Maureen and Morgan, 1985
Barb and her dog
Chelsea, Kay, Mary, Jackie
Chelsea and Mary
Chelsea and Kay
Chelsea and Jackie
Paul and Ursula
David, Maureen, Morgan, Raven, 1998
Lynn and Taya, 1985
Kathleen and her husband
Lynn with her dog, 1998
Annie and Jazz
Susan and her Family
Chelsea, LX, Fred
Kathy, Brad, Dustin and Ian, 1985
Kathy, Dustin, Ian and their dog, 1998

I moved to Olympia to follow my first lover
who'd been transferred there. The relationship
dissolved weeks after arriving upon discovering
she'd been unfaithful while we'd been apart.
Another first-lies and the bitter taste of infidelity.

four and broken-hearted, I cloaked myself
in photography on a mission to reveal the truth about
love through the lens of a 4 x 5 view camera
mounted onto a tripod. Another first.

"Can I photograph you with whoever, or whatever,
gives you the strength to try again after you've had
a tough day?" I asked everyone; the neighbors,
a kind waiter, an 8-year-old boy, an actress, a
writer, a therapist, a boss, a therapist, friends and
mothers and new lovers.