Growing up poor in the American south made introspection a natural subject. Today, Christian Freet is developing the connection between personality and his past in Louisiana, condensing recent self-awareness into imagery and literature.
Throughout development of her photographic interests in self-portraiture, lifestyle photography, and documentary photography, Myesha Callahan Freet has focused on the deeply personal, deriving from her mischaracterization by those around her.
For a long time I have been aware that we all color our observations, often to subconsciously protect what we believe to be true. Before now I had never sought to understand how my mind does this.
July 24, 2021•3 min read
The advent of open-mindedness was a revelation to me — that simple change in perspective is the reason I found friendship and love since then.
July 17, 2021•2 min read
According to the way I used to think, I should have some kind of emotional connection to the place where I grew up. But I do not.
July 10, 2021•2 min read
No matter where on earth I am, the coast always feels comfortable. Given enough time, I stare at the horizon long enough to imagine I'm eight years-old again and looking out across the Gulf of Mexico.
July 3, 2021•2 min read
Sometimes I feel like a fraud to consider myself an artist — especially when people ask me what I do.
June 26, 2021•2 min read
I have some big ideas for exploring things based on memory, experience and philosophy, but I don’t believe those things have any greater value than creativity just for the sake of making something worthy of looking at.
June 19, 2021•2 min read
For me this project has never really been about self-portrait because I do not like looking at myself. I never have.
June 12, 2021•2 min read
Dandelion flowers are one of the few things here that I can remember being present around me as a kid in Louisiana.
June 5, 2021•2 min read
The few opinions I’ve read about writing daily spoke about utility and organization, and while those things are true, I think that misses the point.
May 29, 2021•2 min read
Who ever warns us as kids about the confusion we face when we become aware of our own ignorance?
May 22, 2021•2 min read
I can't believe it has already been six years that we have been married. It is difficult to comprehend because her connection was immediate, and from that moment I felt like we had always known one another.
May 15, 2021•1 min read
Sometimes I wonder if I would be happier if I had no conception of happiness or of anything else.
May 8, 2021•3 min read
Despite its seductive nature, there is a certain distance inherent in life and love. No matter how close we become, our dream is only temporary, and no time is ever enough.
May 1, 2021•2 min read
Middle school is ending, so our attention has been focused on getting this guy to think about the gradual yet imminent process of becoming a man. We like when the right people participate.
April 24, 2021•2 min read
Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time.
April 17, 2021•1 min read
These interruptions to normal daily life used to be disorienting to me, but I'm much more thankful for them now that we are on the brink of losing his youth to the world.
April 10, 2021•1 min read
A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
April 3, 2021•1 min read
Humility means embracing growth as part of life. It means accepting mortality, which must be acknowledged to find peace lacking diversion.
March 24, 2021•2 min read
I was staff for a cat for many years, so I had plenty of time to study the little beasts and their manipulative ways.
March 17, 2021•2 min read
It has been seventeen years since I left Louisiana, and yet all the low stratus and altostratus of the north still feel strange.
March 10, 2021•3 min read