Photographer Robert Lindholm is the sole member of team number nine from The Transformation Exhibition.
How did you choose to interpret the theme of Transformation in your story?
Why is this angle/interpretation important right now?
— I believe that many people had to turn to themselves this year and have a moment of self-reflection as a coping mechanism, mentally and spiritually. This year is a formative year for the coming future, life pre-2020 and life after 2020.
Tell us about the production; where did you shoot and why?
— I shot myself at home in my living room. The portrait is of a stranger that I met in a park close to where I live in Brooklyn.
What was the most challenging part of this production?
— Moving my living room table, it’s very heavy. Also deciding on the mask for the portrait, it ended up being a mix since it’s a polarised situation here in NYC. I believe that’s why it came out the way it did.
What was the most rewarding part of this production?
— The exchange that you get when you’re meeting strangers.
What is the most important issue to focus on in the immediate future?
— Well since you’re asking… I think we’re at the point of a culminating society. Racism is thriving, fueled on by POTUS himself, climate change is still having a jolly good time, COVID is still on the loose. Everyone that is capable should at least take their personal responsibility and take active steps towards unity with each other and the climate. Be kind to your neighbour, talk to strangers, don’t use so much plastic, cut back on the animal products and don’t be a dick