Every Morning 2001–2007
Every Morning 2000–2007
2005 Every Morning, 2645 photographs, Project Room, Tramway Glasgow
From 2000-2007 Molly Haslund takes a photo of herself every morning when waking.This morning ritual is executed on a compact, analogue camera that she brings with her wherever she spends the night. One film for each month and only one photo a day. The analogue camera makes it impossible to see the image immediately or erase faulty pictures. The images preserve the moment when Haslund opens her eyes and simply remain a singular and unedited witness of the specific morning.
Every morning I document waking up on a compact camera that I always carry with me. Wherever I happen to be, I take a self-portrait immediately after having woken up, with or without flash, depending on the light of the day. I do it in order to have a life-long ritual always within reach. And for the sake of ritual and commitment. I document my waking-ups because they are the only things I can be certain of each day. I photographthe state between sleep and being awake, before I start thinking about what I need to do that day, the time when I think about what I have dreamed; I want to be able to remember the patterns and the colors of the linen. I want to know how I look in that moment.
Molly Haslund, 2003
Installation shots by photographer Allan McKenic