I've probably been back to Julia Fullerton-Batten's portfolio site five or six times in the past couple weeks, for a couple reasons. One being that I just want to go back and see her photos again because I get this feeling that I didn't quite look at them long enough the last time I was there - that I didn't give them the focus they deserved - no matter how many times I see them. They're that good. That sublime. Somehow dense and sparse in the same moment. Reason two being because I keep having this residual sight of her photos in my head, similar to when you look into a light for too long and it's shape remains even after you've turned away. Blurry, muted faces, hidden behind strange gestures or simple raindrops.
Her site is abounding with her work, pages and pages of complicated situations and glares, and is indeed difficult to absorb in one sitting. So many of her photos are deserving of much more than our typical 'click-glimpse-click' internet attention span, please do yourself a favor and see Julia Fullerton-Batten's work for a first time, a second time, a third time. Start now.