Please introduce yourself: What is your name, where are you from, what do you do?
My name is Josh Marcotte. I am a photographer, historian, preservationist and hoarder from San Jose, California, the self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley. I photograph the fragments that make up the shifting world around me.
What is your relationship with photography? How did you get into it and what keeps you interested or motivated?
Growing up, my grandfather would tell me stories about the history of my hometown and his life growing up here. Inspired by these stories I began to explore the city on my own. I would write short stories about the things I saw and the people I met. Along with the stories I often took photos with a cheap point and shoot film camera. Over time I started to focus more on the photos and less on the stories, seeking to capture glimpses of what the world around me looks like and the places I find myself as my friends and family leave their hometown behind.
What are you currently working on, and — if there is — what is your next project or journey?
I am working on a series of zines, each one based on different neighborhoods in the same city.
Thank you Josh!
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