Joshua Marcotte • San Jose
Please introduce yourself: what’s 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/ 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/ journey?
I am working on a series of zines, each one based on different neighborhoods in the same city.