Julia Rinaldi Wants to be A Ghost

Leading up to the release of “NIGHTED Life 9: Gone” on March 1st, we’re posting one interview a day with each contributor. In this zine, 8 shooters respond with photos and writing to one of three questions.

What’s the closest you’ve ever come to dying?

What do you want done with your body when you die?

Which death has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

1. Without going into detail, can you share which question you decided to answer for NL9?
I sort of just wrote a statement that summed up the photos for me. It was something I said while discussing the questions with a friend. It seemed more fitting.

2. Where’d you grow up? What was it like?
North Vancouver. Lots of hills.

3. What made you decide to pick up a camera and start shooting film?
I shot photos on film when I was a little kid. (I remember in grade 2 or 3 I got a new camera for Christmas and it had a pretty long zoom. Anyway, I took it to school all excited and a couple of boys, real jerks Luke Martin and Mackenzie Smith, took it from me and killed the battery pretending it was their tiny boners… They sucked). I focused more on video in high school and in first year university I started shooting 16mm film. Around the same time, I saw how fun point and shoots were so I started carrying one around.

4. How did you go about compiling the shots for NL9: Gone? 
All of the photos were taken in Winnipeg leading up to or on the day of my grandmother’s funeral.

5. In 10 words or less, what do you think truly – as far as you can explain or imagine – happens to a person after death?
Idk about other people but I want to be a ghost.

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