A few years back I happen to be working Holland around the same time as D.C. photographer Katie Fielding was passing through, so we met up and I interviewed her for InstantDC. A self-described turophile, Fielding spends her work days as a teacher in Virginia. The rest of her time is spent traveling and taking photographs, both around the U.S. and overseas. I sat down with Fielding again, this time at a local coffee shop in D.C. to hear about her recent travels, her thoughts on Instagram, and the value of a photograph in a sea of images.
If you’ve ever wandered north along Connecticut Avenue NW from Dupont Circle, you may have noticed a little shop selling framed travel photographs. The storefront is painted TARDIS-blue, which is the perfect choice of color because there’s a lot more on the inside than you would think possible. Claude Taylor has been selling his work there since 1998. We asked him to shed some light on his business:
Were you selling your photographs anywhere else before you opened the store?
I began selling my photographs at art shows and street festivals in 1997.