Katy Grannan describes the collaborative relationship between photographer and sitter in this preview of the upcoming “San Francisco Bay Area” episode from Season 9 of the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series.
Seen at work in her Berkeley, California studio, Grannan recalls photographing one of her frequent collaborators, Nicole. “There was a desire to have some of that glamour or a sex appeal, and then she rejected it at the same time,” says the artist. “I thought, this is closer to what I feel as a woman.”
Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres September 21 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS. San Francisco Bay Area airs September 28 at 9:00 p.m.