often use sequential images in my photography. One of
my preoccupations is the relation between the still and
image and how it can reorganize our sense of time. The
images in this show were taken in 1968, when I was a
teenager, of the girls who attended school with me at Berkeley
The film and the subsequent still images in the show
comprise my private search for time lost. Recently, I recovered
and transferred this 8mm footage and created the video “Berkeley
Girls” and blew up digital scans of the film sequences.
I shot the film with my friend Warren Franklin, who now
heads the special effects division for George Lucas’ Industrial
Light and Magic and his brother Johnny. Scanning tiny
8mm frames is a precarious process, and the scratches
alterations are serendipitous accidents that I have chosen
to include in the final prints.