About the Book
Change is a central element of life. It can be exhilarating,frightening, exhausting or relieving. It can spark happiness or sadness, be embraced or resisted. It is because of the impermanence in all things that change can take place.
I take interest in the effects of timeand its impact on things living and not. I find beauty in these instances and strive to capture their pleasant insignificance. I feel that in forcing oneself to notice this cycle of constant flux, we can better appreciate each moment individually rather than attempt to find a certain, encompassing state of being.
Within these pages I seek to share these moments that have since ceased to be.
Jessica Bottali is a photographer from the Bay Area, California. While many find themselves focusing on a particular aspect of the field, such as in journalism or glamour, she has taken interest in the discipline of photography in its entirety from fine art to documentary to commercial. Her recent focus has been sharing reality. Aspiring to display the truth of now, she forces the viewer to see the subject as it really is, without makeup, artificial lighting or anything else to hide behind. Using her studies in philosophy, she has based much of her work around the notion of capturing abstractions and ideas. Impermanence, her debut book, is the first in a series of conceptual photography books she intends to create. "In forcing oneself to notice this cycle of constant flux, we can better appreciate each moment individually rather than attempt a certain, encompassing state of being...I seek to share these moments that have since ceased to be."