Weathering Time

Nancy Floyd

1982 - Ongoing

Weathering Time

I have been photographing myself since 1982. If I fail to take a picture on a given day, I advance the film one frame so no image is recorded. This visual calendar consists of 2,500+ photographs that include my body from head to toe, as well as my environment. On occasion, I insert digital reenactment files to contrast with specific images or add an old family photograph for more context.

Most often I’m by myself in these straightforward images, but sometimes I’m with family and friends. As time passes, births, deaths, celebrations, and bad days happen. Pets come and go, fashions and hairstyles evolve, typewriters, analog clocks, and telephones with cords disappear; and film gives way to digital and the computer replaces the darkroom.

While Weathering Time chronicles my youth to the dawn of my old age, the images also reflect the experiences of my generation and underscore the cultural, technological, and physical changes that have occurred over the past 37 years.

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  • Evolution of Pants 1982-2016

  • 35 Years 1982-2016

  • Evolution of the Typewriter 1983-2013

  • Evolution of the Darkroom 1983/2016

  • Evolution of the Phone 1982-2014

  • Moving 1983/1999/2018

  • Fitness 1984/2015

  • Protest 1984/1988/2016/2018

  • Ripley 2000-2009

  • Home 2000/2013/2017

  • My Brother's Robe 1983/2012

  • My Brother Jimmy ca. 1960/1969/2013

  • The Month Dad Died, May 2002

  • The Month Mom Died, April 2009

  • The First Month, July 1982

  • Installation View

  • Installation View with Categories from the Archive

  • Installation View

  • 1958/1982/2012