Harrell Fletcher’s website
Learning to Love You More
Harrell Fletcher, Interviewed by Allan McCollum, July 29, 2005
Photography and not photography (from his thoughts on Art and Education)
My dad has always liked pointing things out. He literally points to things with his finger--a tree, a building, a cloud, and then he will tell you what he knows about the thing he is pointing to. When I was about ten years old my parents bought me a used 35mm camera and I started walking about taking pictures with it. I realized that it was a way for me to point like my dad at things that I found interesting and then capture them to talk about later on. When I had the camera in my hands the world became a more visually interesting place, or I guess the world didn't change but I became more sensitive to what was interesting to me. I continued to take pictures and look at the world in terms of possible photographs for the next couple of decades. Then I decided I didn't need a camera anymore, I could just walk around and see interesting things with out the camera device, some of these things that I see turn into projects in one way or another. Largely I think of what I do as an artist as just pointing to things that I think are interesting so that other people will notice and appreciate them too.
HARRELL FLETCHER, THE AMERICAN WAR, 2005
HARRELL FLETCHER (COLLABORATION WITH MIRANDA JULY), LEARNING TO LOVE YOU MORE, 2002 - 2009
HARRELL FLETCHER (COLLABORATION WITH JON RUBIN), WALLET PICTURES, 1998