Why do I take pictures of busted windows and creepy abandoned places and objects? Because of the vigor and life these things once had. Because somebody spent hours every day for years looking out that window, sitting in that chair. Because time is unstoppable, memory is fleeting, and life goes on. But I am here now, a silent witness to the march of progress.
For ten years I worked for microscopists and pathologists as a medical photographer. They trained me to appreciate the incredible detail and beauty of things unseen by most, disgusting to many. That sensibility is still with me; those places that are unnoticed at best, eyesores at worst, attract me like a powerful magnet.
My camera records evidence of the juncture between the past and the present.
My photographs bring together the present and the future.
My intent is to call to mind an awareness of the transience of life and our place in the world.
Marie Craig has worked as a photographer since before she owned a camera. Undergraduate education in Art and Biology and a Master’s degree in Neurobiology from Clark University led to work as a medical photographer and illustrator for over a decade. After leaving the academic environment, Marie focused her creative energies on freelance projects in medical photography, illustration, and graphic design, as well as in operating a small general photography business. In 2011, she co-founded Fountain Street Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Boston, MA. As its director, she produces, promotes, and curates exhibits which change monthly.
Marie photographs places and things that have a hidden, forgotten beauty within them. Her work has received a number of awards, and has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the Boston area, where she lives with her husband, many children and menagerie.