Alec Soth’s “I know how furiously your heart is beating” was created following a period of photographic inactivity. Soth rethought his creative process, stopped travelling and stayed aware from his camera for a year.
He decided to focus his photography on the medium’s primary elements, on its strength of observation and its power to connect.
“Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life. In order to try and access these lives, I made all of the photographs in interior spaces. While these rooms often exist in far-flung places, it’s only to emphasize that these pictures aren’t about any place in particular.”
― from the artist’s statement